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MINUTES 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES 



OP THE 



Internal Improvement 
Fund 

State of Florida 






VOLUME XXXI 



From July I, \ 956 to July 1, 1958 

Published Under Authority of Trustee! Internal 
Improvement Fund 



TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 
1958 






FLORIDA STATE LIBRARY, 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

TRUSTEES 

OF THE 



Internal Improvement 
Fund 

State of Florida 



VOLUME XXXI 



From July 1,1956 to July 1, 1958 

Published Under Authority of Trutteei Internal 
Improvement Fund 




TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 
1958 




Requeet was presented from the County Commissioners of 
Kan* tee Countj that the Trustee e quitclaim the reservstion 
In Deed No, 19979 dated February 8, 1952, as to a certain 
portion of land comprising approximately 22 acres which tba 
county desires to exchange with a private Individual. Tha 
area to be received by the county in exchange will be used 
ae right of way for a public highway. Thie request was 
approved June 12, and tha Attorney General has prepared the 
resolution. 

Notion was Hade, seconded and carried that the folic 

resolution be adopted with the understanding that 

of the reservation will apply only to that eree to JA exchanged. 

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WHEREAS, on February 8, 1952, these Trustees sold end 
conveyed to the Board of County Coraaiselonere for Manatee 
County, Florida, for public purpose a, tr.e conveyance of 
the said lands containing a condition subsequent that the 
lends conveyed nay never be sold, conveyed or leased to 
any private party for any private use or purpose, the aald 
lands being restricted to public use only; 

WHEREAS, one of the public highways now being or about 
to be constructed in Manatee County, Florida, peases in the 
immediate vicinity of the said lands conveyed by the Trustees 
to the said county; 

VRERKAS, tha owner of lands within the right-of-way of 
the said public highway, and which lands suet be acquired for 
such right-of-way purposes by the county, has agreed, or 
indicated s willingness, to exchange hie .lands within the 
said. right -of -way for lands owned by the county and acquired 
under the said conveyance of February 8, 1952, by Deed Bo. 19979; 



the county la willing and de aires to make the said 
exchange of lands, If the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund will release tha said restrictions as to the county lands 
to be exchanged, and the Trustee ■ being willing and hereby 
oenaent to the as Id exchange of lands snd release of restrictions. 

HOT, THEREFORE, SI IT RISOLVID, by the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund, In Meeting duly and regularly 
assembled, that the application of the aald county be, and 
the aaoe Is hereby, granted, snd the said restrictions are 
hereby re lee Bed as to tha lands to be exchanged by the county 
for right-of-way properties, ae aforesaid. 



The State Road Deportment make a appl lost ion for a perpetual 
easement and temporary dredging easement Over certain submerged 
lands In The Harrows, in Section 7, Townchlp 30 South, Range 
15 Cast, and Section 12, Township 30 South, Range 17 East, 
Pinellas County, The easements are to be need in connection 
wltb State Road 69* - Section 1512-150. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trust see grant 
request and authorise exeoution of easement* over the areas 
described. 



On June 12, 1956, the Trustee a agreed to permit the public 
purpose reetrictlon released In Deed Mo. 20798 dated November 
19, 195*, ss to s certain portion of the ares, snd a reeolution 
has been prepared by the Attorney General'? Office for adoption 
today. The purpose of the release le to allow the City of 
Dayton* Beach to lease s portion of the land conveyed to Dayton* 
Beach Outboard Club. 

Motion was made, seconded and carried, that the following 
reeolution be adopted with tJ-js understanding that the permieeion 



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for release applies only to that portion of the area to be 
leased to the Outboard Club: 

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VHEHEAS, on November 19, 195*. the Trustees, by Deed Xo. 
20798, conveyed tho lands described In the said deed to the 
City of Dayton* Beach, which conveyance contained a condition 
subsequent that th« lands conveyed amy never be sold, oonvoyed 
or leased for any private purpocee; 

WHEREAS, the Daytona Beaoh Outboard Club, a non-profit 
corporation, now desires to obtain the title or use of a aaall 
portion of the lands so conveyed to be utel for clubhouse 
purpose e, but not for public purposes; and 

VHEREAS, the Trustees are billing for a portion of the 
said lands to be used exclusively for clubhouee purposes by 
the MBbers of the -said Club, but not for private purposes 
unconnected with the purposes of the said Club, 

HO'i, THEREFOR*, BE IT. RESOLVED by the Trustees that they 
consent to the lease of a aaall portion of the said lands to 
the said Davy ton* Beach Outboard Club to be ueed exclusively 
«nd only for clubhouse purposes by the members of the said 
Club, but not for private purposes unconnected with the purposes 
of the said Club or for any unlawful purpose or purposes. 

Mr. Martian Brown, attorney for Hillsborough Port authority, 
case before the Trustees with reference to submerged land. 
He explained that under a 19^5 Act creating the Port authority, 
there was conveyed to Hillsborough Port Authority all submerged 
lands lying within the Port District area and that was to be 
effective upon the Port Authority filing with the Trustees a 
certificate of territorial designation. This was done In 
December 1948, and since than the Port Authority, has had control 
over the property. There has arisen a legal que et ion as to 
title of the property, certain title insurance companies having 
refused to accept the legislative act as conclusive evidence 
of title, and it is deemed advisable to have Judicial determina- 
tion at the earliest date poerible. It is requested that tfaa 
Attorney General be authorized to cooperate with the Port 
Authority in getting this question adjudicated; that the only 
reason the Port Authority is making the request is because 
title companies are under the Impress ion that the Trustees 
have asserted some Interest in the land and they feel the 
matter should he est at rsst for all time. 

In discussing the subject the Attorney General express sd the 

thought that where there is an act of the legislature, and a 

disclaimer or deed le given, that might be going contrary to 

the act and might give away rights reserved; that ha has no 

objection to cooperating in ti.- euit to find out extent of the 

title, suggesting that personal service be waived and that the 

stats reduce lte object lone to the grant and not to the port 

Authority. ,y 

Motion wac oaie, seconded and adopted, that the Attorney 
General be authorized to cooperate with Mr. Brown in euit to be 
filed for determining extent of grant by the legislative act, 

Mr. Elliot presented notice from the Division Engineer, Corps 

Of Engineers, U. S. Army, Atlanta, Georgia, that a Federal ' 

project ie proposed fnr certain improvements in Etcaable Bay 

and River at an eetlaatsd cost of $61,000.00 for dredging, 

with 830,000.00 annually thereafter for maintenance. The 

proposal le conditioned that local Interests will: 

{1] Provide without cost to the United States all lands, 
easements, rights of way, and suitable spoil disposal 
y areas for initial work and subsequent maintenance when 
and as required; 



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Tallahaease, florid* 
July 10, 1956 

Th* Trustees of th* Internal Improvement fund met on this 

date In th* Board Boob, off lee a of the Governor, at th* Capitol. 

Present; Raj X. Oreen, Comptroller 

J, Edwin Larson, Treasurer 

Richard Y. Err In, Attorney <J*neral 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Sinclair Veils, Land Agent 



Mr. Veils presented the following ssdss advertised to he 
h*ld on thle date; 

KOKROE COUNTY. - On May 1$, 1956, the Trustees oonsldered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from S. 
Llchtenberg for purchase of Lot 1, Section 22, Township 
65 South, Range 29 East, known aa Little Spanish Key, and 
containing Jh.kO acres, mors or less, Th* land was advertised 
for competitive hide starting with the offer of §300.00 an 
acre and notice of sale was published in the Key West C it lien 
on June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1956, with sale to he held on 
this date. Copy of notloa and proof of publication are filed 
In th* records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and the only bid 
received was $300.00 an acre from Mr. Llchtenberg. 

Motion was made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the offer of $300.00 an 
acre and corf lr» sale In favor of I. Llchtenberg. 

MONROE COGTtTY - On May 15, 1956, the Trustee e conaldered 
offer of |ino. 00 an more, which la in excese of the appraisal, 
from Vllllam Cliff for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land In tie Bay of Florida In Township 65 South. Rang* 34 
Cast, known aa 'Old Sweat Bant' at Latitude 24° 1*9' North 
and Longitude 80° 52 ' Vast, lying approximately one mile 
northwesterly of the West and of Long Key, containing 34 
acres, more or less. The land waa advertised for competitive 
bids and objections, with a starting offer of $100.00 an 
acre, and not lea of sale was published In the Key Vest Citizen 
on June 1, 8 15, 22 and 29, 1956, with sale to be held on 
this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed In th* Land Office recordB. 

Description of th* land was called out and competitive bidding 
resulted in a high bid of $101.00 an aore from I. Llchtenberg 
for th* land. No objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees acoept the offer of $101.00 an 
aore and confirm eale in favr of M. Llchtenberg, upon condi- 
tion that the purchaser will famish legal description. 

■ALT0M 00TJ1TX - On May 15, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $20.00 an acre from B. 8. 
NcKr.lght, Jr., for purchase of Lota 1 end 2, Section 9, 
Township 2 South, Bangs 20 Vest, containing 132.27 acres, 
aore or less. The land waa advert lead for competitive bide 
with a atartlng offer of $20. op an acre and notice of sale 
was published In the De Pun Lai Springs Herald on May 31, 
June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 1956, with sals to be held on this 
dat*. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
in th* Land Office records. 

Description of the land was called out and competitive bidding 
resulted in s high bid of $35. OO an acre being made by Harold 



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3. Belrd of Santa Boaa Beach, Florid*. Hr. Valla et*ted tha* 
Bile of this land, if approved, will be conditional upon out- 
cone of litigation now pending for determining title. Title 
to the land has never left the state but through error it ma 
placed on the as eee extent roll and subsequently aold by the 
county for #600,00. 

Motion wae made by Mr. Green, seconded by Xr. Larson and 
adopted, that the trustees accept the high bid of $35. 00 an 
acre and confirm sale in favor of Mr. Baird, sub J sot to 
determination of the litigation now pending aa to title of 

the land. 



LET COUWTT - On May 15, 1?56, the Truateee eoneidered offer of 
the appraised price of $2.00 par front foot from V. R. Carmine, 
Jr., on behalf of Sterling MeClenlthan, archie Bryant and Pat 
Faulkenberry, ad Je cent upland owners, for purchase of a traot 
of submerged land lying on Vest leland in Section 2k, Town- 
ehlp kU South, Range 22 East, containing 10.36 aoree, mors 
or less. The land was advertised for object Ions only and 
notice of sale was published in the Fort Myers Mews Prase 
on June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1956, with sale to ba held on 
thla date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
in the Land Office records. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr. Welle reported 
that the County Coras lea lonera of Lee County deelre 9.6 aoras 
of thla area reserved for park purpoeaa, which is agreeable 
with the applicant. 

Motion wae mads by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and 
adopted, that the Trustee ■ accept the offer of $2.00 per 
front foot and confirm sals in favor of applicants of that 
part of the land advertised which will not be required by 
the county for park purposes. 

MANATEE COUHTY - On May 15, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $250.00 an acre from Arch Veda brock 
for purohass of a parcel of submerged land In Sarasota Bay in 
Section 25, Township 35 South, Bangs 16 East, lying northeasterly 
of and adjacent to Lots 11 and 12 of John Rlngling Subdivision 
on Long Boat ley, containing fe.5 acre a, sore or less. The 
land wae advertised for objections only and notice of sals was 
published in the Bradenton Herald on June 1, 6, 15, 22 and 29, 
1956, with sale to be held on this data. Copy of notios and 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Off las. 

Description of the lend was called out and no protests wars 
filed to the eale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $251. 00 per acre and confirm sals in favor of 
Mr. Vedabrock, the adjoining upland owner. 

MANATEE COUNTT - On May 15, 1956, the Truetees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $150. C an acre from John T. 
Vanderlpe, on behalf ofChrletlne Miokelson, Barry Quatafaon 
and Will lam B. Lee, adjacent upland ownere, for purchase of 
a parcel of submerged land In Tampa Bay, In Seo t ions 16 and 
17, Township 34 South, Bangs 16 East, lying northerly of 
Government Lot 1 of Section 16 and northerly, westerly and 
•outherwasterly of Government Lot 1 of said Section 17, oon- 
talning 23.5 acres, more or less. Tha land was advertised 
for object lone only and notice of eale was published in tha 
Bradenton Herald on June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1956, with sals 
to be held on thla data. Copy of notios snd proof of public*- 
tlon ars filed in tha records of the Land Offlos. 

Description of tha land was called out and no object iona war* 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded &r.d adopted, that the Trustees 



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Frank M. Buchanan offern the appraised price of $500.00 for 
Lot 3, Section 29, and $600.00 for Lot 1, Section 21, both 
in Township 58 South, Range 41 Seat, Dado County . 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees agree to advertise the lots for 
competitive bids, starting with the offers ot.de by Mr. Buchanan. 

F. E. Vllcox offers $100.00 for approximately one-tenth of 
an sera Of land In Government Lot 6, Section 22, Township 
37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County, adjacent to hit 
property. Mr. Yells recommends that sale be made without 
advertising as the parcel has only a nuisance value and wsa 
caused by a change In the run of Taylor Creek. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the offer of $100.00 and 
author lie sale of the parcel to Mr. Vllcox without advertisement. 

Robert S. Carr, on behalf of V. A.McCrse, Jr.. the adjoining 
upland owner, offers $10 0.00 mlnlnum for 0.1l4 of an acre 
of reclaimed lake bottom land In Lake Convey, In Section 
2?, Township 23 South, Range 30 East, Orange County. 

Motion was aede by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Orsen end 
adopted, that the offer be accepted and conveyance made In 
favor of Mr. Carr without advertising. 

The following offers were submitted from owners of adjoining 
upland property: 

1. Plnellae County - Leo M» Butler, on behalf of Dr. R. L. 
Rut ledge, offers the appraised price of $250.00 per acre, or 
$270.00 for 1.08 acres of submerged land In Motion 3, Town- 
ship 29 South, Range 16 East. Approval of Pinellas County 
water end Navigation Control authority has been filed; 

2. Martin County - Evans Crary on behalf of Frances Langford 
Evlnrude, offers the appraised price of $200.00 an acre for 
9.55 acres of submerged land adjacent to her upland property 
in Sections 34 and 35, Township 37 South, Range 41 East; 

3. Monroe County - John P. GVoggln, on behalf of Ferdinand 
Pribyl, off ere the appraised price of $500.00 an acre for 
Paroel ■A" and $350.00 an acre for Parcel "B 1 , comprising 
4.5 aorss of submerged land adjacent to hie upland property 
in Section 34, Township 64 South, Range 35 East; 

4. Monroe County - Mrs. H. J. Mitchell of fere the appraleed 
pries of $200.00 an acre for 20 acres of submerged land adjacent 
to her upland property on Grassy ley. Section 19, Townehip 

65 South, Range 34 East; 

5. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Arthur Llndau 
and wife, offers the appraised price of $300.00 an acre for 
0.70 of an acre of submerged land adjaee-t to their upland 
property in Section 6, Township 64 South, Renge 37 East; 

6. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Boris Golenkow 
and wife, offers the appraleed price of $300,00 an acre for 
0.92 of an acre of submerged land adjtcent to their upland 
property in Section 15, Township 64 South, Range 36 East; 

7. Monroe County - Ralph E. Cunningham, on behalf of Allen 
L. Skipper, offers the appraised price of $200.00 an sore 
for 2.34 acres of submerged land adjacent to his upland 
property in Sections 5 and 6, Township 62 South, Bangs 39 
East; 

8. Monroe County - Ralph E. Cunningham, on behalf of D. A. 
Simmons, offers the appraised price of $200.00 an acre for 
14.8 scree of submerged land adjacent to his upland property 



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on Big Pino Key, In Hewfound Harbor, Section 3*», Township 
66 South, Range 29 lest; 

9. Monroe County - Oar land A. Sudd, on behalf of Chaster 
f. Tlngler and wife, offer* the appraised price of $200,00 
an acre for 5,10 acres of submerged land adjacent to their 
upland property In Section lb, Township 66 South, Rang* 39 
East; 

10. Sarasota County - Walter S. Hardin Realty Company, on 
behalf of 0. J. Flckelesen and wife, off era the appraised 
price of $100.00 an acre for %Jk acree of submerged land 
adjacent to upland property in Section 35, Township 40 
South, Ranee 19 Cast. Deed will carry the restrictive 
covenant with reference to filling; 

11. Sarasota County - Thomae C. Lightfoot offer « the minimum 
price of $100.00 for 0.26 of an acre of eubm»rged land adjacent 
to hie upland property on Bay Island, Sections 31 tnd 36, 
Tovnehlp 36 South, Range 17 Eaet. The deed will can? the 
reotrlctlve clause with reference to filling. 

Hot ion wee made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees 
agree to advertise the eleven (11) pe reels described for 
objections only based on off ere outwitted from each appl leant, 

Mrs, ¥, v. Warner offers the appraised price of $25.00 an 
sere for 10.51 acree of reclamed lake bottoa land in Lake 
0-lbeon in Section Zk, Township 2? South, Range 23 test, Polk 
County. 

It is re contended that the sale be msde without advertising 
as the applicant is the adjacent upland owner. 

Motion was made by I-'j*. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the offer of $25*00 an acre 
and" authorise conveyance to Mrs. Varner of the land described. 

Mr. Will lau H. Neblett , on behalf of First Rational Bank of 
Leeeburg, Florida, ae Trustee, asks for reduction in price 
from $600.00 to $3T^.OO per acre for submerged land In Monroe 
County applied for by hie client. 

Mr. Veils stated that thie land is In the ease area as recent 
applications m«Je by G. A. Crawehev and Clara Mae Downey where 
the appraisal was reduced to $30C.O0 am acre. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, tbst the True tee e 
authorize reduction of the price to $300.00 an acre for the 
land applied for by Mr. Nebiett on behalf of his client. 

Mr. Elliot suggested that a resolution be adopted for carrying 
out the action of the Trustees June 26, 1956, in reference to 
loan of $30,000.00 to Lake apepka Recreation, Vater Conservation 
and Control Authority, said loan to bs in lieu of a $90,000.00 
loan authorised September C, 1955, but later withdrawn. Form 
Of resolution was approved by- th? attorney General. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
carried, that the following resolution be adopted; 

HSS0LDT10_1 

VHEH1LAS, on September £, 1955, the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund of the State of Fl^-iSa authorised 
a loan to Lake apopka n-creation, Mater Conservation and 
Control authority in the amount of $90,000.00; and 

VHSREaS, said loan was never effectuated; and 

>"'~ 3, C/s > «el<< Authority now requests that the loan la 
amount of $90,000.00 be not made but that a loan in the 



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of land under Chinter 18296, also issuance of Brovard County 
Deed Ho. 012-Chapter 21684-A, froa the State of Florida to 
the Trustees of the Internal Iaproveaent FuM under Chapter 
610. 

Xotlon was made by Hr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the report be approved and issuance of deeds 

corresponding thereto be author lie J. 

The City of Plant City sakee application for conveyance of 
that part cf Si of :Of* of H*/i of 8V« Vest of Canal, lees South 
150 feet of West 115 feet and leas North ISO feet of Vest 
100 feet of Section 29, Township 26 South, Range 22 Eaet, 
containing approximately one-half acre, Hillsborough County, 
The city offers #35.00, which Is equal to the baee bid for 
regular sal*. 

Motion was aade by Mr. Qreen, seconded by Kr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees agree to sell the parcel to the 
city of Plant City at the price offered - #35.00 an acre - 
and that conveyance be aade under Chapter 21684. 

Bernard K. Shot kin offers #12,000.00 for approximately 2560 
lots In Fellamere Drainage District, Indian River County, with 
payment to be aade on the basis cf ten percent (10J<) cash and 
ten percent annually thereafter until paid. 

It was explained that partial payment has never been allowed 
in Murphy Act sales, the law requiring payment in cash. 

notion wae aade, seconded and adopted, that the offer froa 
Kr. Shotkln be declined. 



The Town of Fell one re end Fells mere Drainage District make 
an offer of #6,000,00 for all lots remaining unsold - approxi- 
mately Z560 - in the said c'ty and district. 

Information was furnished that these lets have been selling 
at regular sale froa #20.00 to #29.00 per lot and on that 
basis the state will real Ice greater returns than the flat 
price offered. 

Motion was aade, seconded end adopted, that the offer froa 
tha Town of Fellamere and Fellsmsre Drainage District be 
declined. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



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TallaJ* saee, Florida 
July 17, 1356 

The Trustees of the Internal Improve cent fund ut on this 

d«te in the Beard Boos, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol, 

Present: LeRoy Coll Inc. Governor 

Ray E. Orean, Conptroller 

J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 

Richard */. Err In, Attorney General 

Nathan Mayo, CommlSB loner of agriculture 



F, C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Sinclair Veils, Land Agent 



Minutes of the True tees dated June 19, 26, 27, *.nd July 3, 
155- .were presented for approval, cop la a haTlng been furnished 
each member. 

Motion vae made by Mr. Laraor., seconded by Mr. Ervln end 
adopted, that the Trustees approve the minutes as presented. 

Henry Blount, County Attorney, on behalf of Duval County, 
request e that Hud Island In the St. Johns River, Township 2 
South, Range 27 East, Duval County, be oonveyed to the county 
for park purpose a and actlvltlea aaaaelated therewith. It ems 
explained that a portion of this island was previously leased 
to J. T. Landon, but lease la now canoe lied and the county 
has reimbursed Mr, Landon $1000.00 on account of expenses 
incurred by him, and the Trustees have refunded $500,00 paid 
as rental and cancelled the lease. 

Uotlon was a&le, seoonded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to convey to Duval County the Island daaorlbad, without cost, 
subject to advert laenent for object lona only. 

leorge Seller e offers 1500.00 for Let 13, Section yk. Township 
1*3 South, Ra.ige 25 East, Lee County, containing 1.35 scree, 
■ore or lees. The offer le In excesa of the ap-ralsed value. 

Motion was mads by Mr. Lareon, ascended by Mr. Kayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees agree to advert lac the land for competitive 
bids, starting with offer of 1500.00 for the lot. 



The following applications were preaanted frost upland owners 
applying to purchase the submerged land adjacent to their 
property : 

1. Martin County - Evans Crary, on behalf of James V. Lengford 
and*' wife, offers the appraised price of §200.00 an acre for 
one (1) aorf adjacent to their upland property In Section 5, 
Townehlp 36 South, R*r.ge hz East. 

2. Pinellas County - Harbor Bluff Development Corporation offers 
the appraised price if (350.00 per acre for 11.15 acres adjacent 
to upland property In Section 6, Township 30 South, Range 15 
East. Pinellas County Yatsr and Navigation Control authority 
has approved the sale. 

3. Pinellas County - Leo M. Butler, on behalf of A. V. Bayllsa, 
off ere the appraised prloe of $175.00 an acre for &4.04 acres 
In. Section 10, Township 28 South, Bang* 15 East. Pinellas 
County Vatsr and Navigation Control Authority has approved the 

sale. 

4. Sarasota County - Kenneth E. Brown, on behalf of Basel B. 
St lth, offers the appraised price of $125.00 sn acre for 2.0 
acres In Lemon 3ay, Section 25, Townehlp 40 South, Range "5 

7a st. Tns> aeea when leeued will carry the restrictive oovsnant 



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vltb reference to filling. , 

Kotlon was mad? "^7 kr. Larson, 6" c ended by At. Hayc and adopted, 
that the Trustees- authorise the four (4) parcels Of submerged 
land advert! ssd for objections only based on the offers submitted, 

Paul Sawyer, on behalf of Monroe County, requests right of wty 
for street extension froa the Island of ley West to Cow Key 
and from Stock Island to Cow Bey, without cost to the county. 



Mr. Veils reoomtaenda that both parcels be advert lead for 
objections only and that applicant furnish the Trustees with 
names of all adjacent upland ownere affected by the right of 
way so that they may be given notice of the proposed extension. 

Motion wae uade by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees agree to advert lee for object lone the right 
of way designated, and that names of adjacent owners be furnished 
as recommended by Mr. Veils. 



Robert 8. Carr, on behalf of Mra. Movie L. McCree, offers H0C.no 
for 0.217 of an acre of reclaimed lake bottoa land on La'ce Convey, 
adjacent to her upland property In Section 29, Township 23 South, 
Range 30 Cast, Orange County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees convey the parcel applied for, without advertising, 
upon payment of the amount offered - flOO.00. 

Mr. Veils reported that Anderson C. BouShelle and other part lee 
are applying for approximately 1000 scree of sovereignty land 
in Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 16 and 17, Township 17 South, Ranges 
33 and y* East, Volusia County. 

Application for this land waa presented to the Trustees February 
28, 1956, and investigation has bean made by the Engineer's 
office and maps prepared showing the various parcels and the 
character of land. 

Mr. Veils reeonaende that the Trustees rescind action taken 
February 28th, and agree to sell the land on the following basis: 

To the upland owners, approximately 200 acres of submerged land 
adjoining their upland p r op e rt y , as their interact lies - des- 
cription and area to be determined - to be eold to them at a 
price of $100.00 an acre, eubjeot to advert i seisent for abjections 
only. 

The balance of 800 acres, or whatever remains, shall be divided 
into two parcels - Parcel 'A* comprising 500 acres near eat to 
Horth Bridge, and Parcel *B* comprising the remainder of unsold 
land north of Parcel "A", both parcels "A' and "B" to be advertised 
for ooapetltive bide starting at $50.00 an acre; that of Parcel 
"A* it has been agreed aaong the Interested parties that twenty- two 
(22) acres of the 500 will be granted without coat to the City 
of New Smyrna Beach for public purposes. 

Mr. Ervln asked if the city bae approved the transaction as 
outline e, if all parties are in agreement, and if the Unite? 
States Englneere have been consulted. 

Mr. Veils stated that all Inters ets have been contacted and ere 
agreeable to the above arrangements. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Oreen and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve the recomnendatlon of *r. Veils that 
action taken on thia subject on February 28, 1956. be rescinded, 
and that the Trustee e agree to disposition of the land as recom- 
mended by Mr. Veils, subject to advert leaaent for object lone 
onlj ae to one type of land and for competitive bids as to the 
other, with 22 acre a being granted to the city for public purposes. 



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Request was atde by Oklawaha Baa la Recreation, Water Con- 
ssrv&tlon and Control Authority of Lake County by resolution 
adopted by the Authority July 12, 1956, for payment of an 
additional $75,000.00 under agreement between the True tees 
and the Authority dated March 21, 1955. 

Hr. Ill lot reported that the following amount* hare been paid 
on this project to date: 

$50,000,00 Hovemb-r 2, 1955 
$75,000.00 March 19, 1956; 

&nd with the amount presently being requested the balance 
to be paid under the agreement will be $50,000.00. 

Motion was made, asoonded end adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize Issuance of warrant in amount of $75,000.00 In favor 
of Oklevaha Basin Recreation, Yater Conservation and Control 
Authority under agreement of March 21, 1955. 

Latter was presented from Stephen R. Hlddletor*, County 
Engineer for Palm Beach County, together with maps showing 
the proposed bulkhead line in the unincorporated area in the 
north part of Lake Vorth, Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District, the H. S. District Engineer, the Florida 
Inland Navigation District snd the Port of Palm Beach have 
all been notified of the proposed bulkhead and unices there 
le objection from theee agencies the line recommended will 
be adopted. Also information is furnished that Mr, Charles 
Fulton of '.-.'est palm Beach, who protested the bulkhead line, 
has withdrawn hie objections. AH private land owners have 
contacted and all are in agreement on the proposed bulkhead 
line. 

Mr. Elliot stated that he advieed Mr. Mlddleton that it would 
be preferable from the Trustees' standpoint to have complete 
recommendation ae to the entire area of Lake Vorth but was 
told that was not possible now and the reason for submitting 
this portion is that the county desires to make this part 
effective and to begin Immediately the actual surveys on the 
ground to develop the extent of accuracy. 

Governor Collins suggests that this matter should be referred 

to the Bt&te Land Uee and Control Commission, aa this sets 

up a permanent plan of improvement that eetabllshee a bulkhead. 

Motion was as&S, seconded and adopted, that the recommendation 
from Palm Beach County a a to a bulkhead line for a portion 
of Lake Vorth be referred to the State Land Use and Control 
Commie a ion when all maps have been completed fixing the bulk- 
head line around the entire lake. It was so ordered. 



By action of the Trustees June 19, 195e, approval was given 
for la sua nee of a three-:' ear lease in favor of Rose Printing 
Company with monthly payments of $1,111.11. Mr. Elliot presented 
lease form which has been prepared and approved by the Attorney 

General's Off lot. 

Motion was mads, seconded and adopted, that the lease be 
executed by the Trustees and transmitted to Rose Printing 
Company for acceptance. 

Mr. Elliot submitted a suggested resolution for consideration 
by the Trustees on the subject of "Reservation of Oil and 
Minerals ■, which provide that the Trustees not lease the reserved 
Interest in lands conveyed, except to the fee simple owner of 
said lands, except under certain lawe now in effect. 

After discussion of the proposed resolution, motion was made 
by Mr. Larwtn, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, that the 
matter be referred to the Attorney General for an opinion as 
to the legality of such action ani his rec^aer.c'atlone. 



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Motion waa lasda by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Err in and adopted, 
that th« following **li.rlee and ne«tsiu7 and regular expenses 
b" tpproved tor payment: 

Elliot, Engineer and Secretary t 1050.00 

Villi* , Engineer 500.00 

Morton, Fiber Technologist 625.00 

VillluBt, Assistant Engineer 597.92 

Bridges, Auditor 515.00 

Vocalle, attorney 250.00 

Barco, Secr«tary-Clerk 524.17 

Dedg*, 6eeretary-Clerlt 460.00 

Reeves, Stenographer 225.00 

Shelf er, CI erk-Etanographar 338.75 

Valla, Land Agent 411.25 

Greene, Rental Agent 52.50 

Rolland 39.50 

Fred M. Burnt 32.70 

J. Edvin L*r*on, State Tresp-.rer - Tr. to State 

School Fund 21,439.73 

J. Edwin Larcon, State Treasurer - Tr. to Stat* 

Board of Con serration 14,1*59.70 

Clt;- of Coooa, Florida - Part of loan 100, 000. 00 

City of Coooa, Florida - « ■ ■ 100,000.00 
Oklawaha Basin Recreation, Vater Conservation 

and Crtrcl Authority - 3rd advance on loan 

75,000.00 
Lake Apopka Recreation, Water Conservation and 

Control Authority 30,000.00 

C. F. HoCall and Ophelia lie Call, hie wife 16,194.25 

Dougald L. McMillan A Bonnie C. McMillan 1 6,400.0? 

Charles F. Yells A Sadie M. Veils, his wife 31,565,00 

Prantlss Ruddle *ton A Associates 5,859,00 

Southeastern Telephone Co., Tallahassee, Fla, 155.45 

Western Bnlon Telegraph Co. ■ * 6.50 

Standard 011 Company 3.53 

Shall Oil CoBr«:;y 13.09 

The Key Vest Clt lien - Advert leeaent | 26.06 

The Clearwater Sun 19.93 

Stuart Dally Xewi 29.90 

Sarasota Herald-Trlbun* 31.05 

The Pens* cola flews-Journal Co. 51.10 

Tallahassee Democrat 50. 60 

The Klaal Herald 63. DC 

J. E. Flares 83.00 

C. B. Arbogatt 25,00 

A. B. Fogarty 100.00 

Sarasota Apr ra leal Service 35.00 

Capital Office Eouipnent Co, 7.83 

Vllllaa E. Swoope, Jr. 90.00 

J. Alex Amatte, CCC 4.4$ 

Th« Clearwater Sun 15.33 

The Key Vest Citizen 38.33 

The Coral Tribune 17.10 

Sarasota Herald-Trlbun* 34.50 

*. B. Fcgarty 175.00 

Geo. F. Brass 75.00 

C. S. Arbogtet 25.00 

State Office Supply Co. Iqq.oq 

Total $427,815.31 



Financial Stateaente for the month of June, 1956, are as 
follow*: 

UHDCR CHAPTER 610 

Balance ae cf June 1, 1956 $229,430.50 

Receipts for the Month: 

Land Sales' 170,638.66 

*iltclelB Deed* 251.00 

Fill Material 1,000. on 

Revenue Bond* 25,224.50 



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Advertising R-?und. 154.06 

Certified Copy of Trustee a Minutes 4.00 

Sand and Shell Leases 15,641.13 

Orating Leasee 1,303.00 

Mineral Leasee 225.00 

Payment on Taxes 500.00 

Tans Leasee 5.863.48 

Miscellaneous ^02. 00 

Total Receipts for Month of Juen, 1956 141, 

OH1SD TOTAL 3?0, 

Lees Dleburs«™«nts for Honth of June, 195c 204, 

BALANCE AS OF Jims 29. 1956 *165, 



2^3. e3 

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705.05 
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DISBURSEMENTS FOR MOUTH OF JTOE, 1956 
Warrant Ho, fjise 



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6-14-56 
6-13 -56 
6-19-56 



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6-21-56 
6-22-56 
6-26-56 



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374707 
374708 

374709 
374710 
374711 
374712 
374713 

374714 
374715 
374716 
375061 

375C6S 

379789 

363323 

386368 

3663C? 

386370 

386711 

386372 

386373 

386374 

386375 

3*6376 

3363?? 

366376 

338949 

390658 

391250 

393924 

393925 

393926 

399647 

344848 

344849 

344650 

344851 

344852 

344853 

344354 

344855 

344656 

344857 

344858 

344859 

344E60 

344861 

"*44862 

344663 
368210 
363211 
368212 

409440 



J. D. Xorlarty | 

Southeastern Telephone 
Company 

Oeo. V. Cra-.'ford, CCC 
Lsor Blue Printing Co. 
The Oeo. O. Barnard Co. 
Key Vest Board of Realtors 
Real Estate Appraisal 
Service 

Fred L. Falser 
Frank J. Anderson 
The Okeechobee Slews 
J. Edwin Larson - State 
School Fund 

J. Edwin Larson - Stat. 
Board of Conservation 
Beulah Dean Hardly 
T. T. Xelly 
Standard Oil Co. 
Shell Oil Co. 

"if astern Union Telegraph Co. 
Capital Office Equipment Co. 
Hex Sweat, Sheriff 
Treasurer of United Stat.. 
Carl G. Hsrdlng 
Harry M. McaT.crter 
Carl Qosbee 

The Lake County Cltlten, Inc 
The Palm Beach Post-Times 
Hay E. fii'sen, Coaptroll-r 
J. T. Landon 

City of Cocoa, Florida 3 
C. P. Mason 
Sinclair Veils 
Richard H. Hunt 
J. 8. fcackary end wife 
?. C. Elliot 
. Morton 
. Yllllaias 
. Bridges 
C. L. Vocell. 
a. 0. Berco 

L. Dedge 
Reeve. 
Sl _ <elf*r 

Tail. 

M. Greene 
. :;. Landers 
Blue Cross of Florida, Inc 
nil .on Life Ir.a. Co. 
Sttae B»tir*o.r.t 
Federal Tax 
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10,500. 10 

20.38 

11.31 

14.86 

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2.90 

33.12 

150.00 

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125.00 

13.80 

32.50 

8.20 

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30,000.00 

75.60 

1^7.50 

65.92 

50,549.50 

797.30 

4B5.90 

t49.33 

372.53 

182. 4 n 

387.93 

341.15 

158.40 

256.16 

361.21 

49.35 

27.41 

23.15 

22.38 

291.52 

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171.60 

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16.40 

31.30 



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409441 Htynee E. ¥11 liana, CCC 2.10 

409442 7je C-ral Tribune 41. to 

409443 DeLsad Sun News 16.10 

409444 New-Press Publishing Co. 47.15 
14-09445 The :;1m1 He Mid 81.90 
409446 Sarasota Herald-Tribune 35.65 
40944? The Bradenton Herald 41.30 
409446 L-/y County Journal 13.60 

409449 Eugene L. Barnes & Son 25.no 

409450 Key Vest Board of Realtors 260.00 
^09451 B. ft. Morton 668.96 

Total Diaburaeaer.ta for Month of June, 1956 §204,705.05 



0. 8. 0. 8. CG-CPSn/TIVE FOND 



Balance aa of June 1, 1956 t 9.675.00 

Hecelpta 925.00 

Disbursements 10, 375. CO 

Balance aa of June 29, 1956 225.00 



UNDER CHAPTER 18296 



Bacalpta to General Revenue: 

June 4, 1956 $ 18,256.60 

Juno 15, 1956 6,800.00 

Juno 29, 1956 18,630.25 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOB THE MOHTB | 43,686.85 

Disbursements from General Revenue: 

Data Warrant Uo. Payee Amount 

J una 25 392421 United State a Poet Office $ 154.16 

392422 T. Coburn Moors, CCC 1.50 

392423 Elton Hall 200.00 

392424 The Coral Tribune 62.80 

392425 The Tampa Morning Tribune 91*35 

392426 The Florida Tinea Union 48.13 
39242? The ley Veet Citlren 64.40 
392428 The Clearwater Sun 23.77 

June 30 342996 E. Hewitt 373.86 

342999 K. C. Plchard 283.37 

343000 Provident Life A Aeoident Ina.Co. 7.75 

343001 8t«te Retirement 26.97 

343002 Federal Tax 79-30 

410747 The H. A W.B.Drew Co. 151.71 

410748 Roae Printing Co., Inc. 36.75 

410749 Ed Soott, CCC 1.50 
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS FOR THE MONTH #1,627.32 

BU3JECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Motion waa nado, aeoonded and adopted, that the Trustee e approve 
laeuanoe of Hllleborough County De :d No. 22 32 -Duplicate in favor 

of 0. I. Carter and Emily I. Carter, information having been 

fur nl abed that the original dead waa loat before having been 
recorded. 



Motion waa made, aeconded and adopted, that the True tee ■ disclaim 
Intoreet in certato Kurphy Act certificates covering land in 
Alachua and Taylor Counties, the Attorney General' a Office ha7*ng 
edvlaed that as Id certificates vested 00 title In the etate to 
the land covered thereby. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the following salaries 
be apnroved for payaent:: 

E. Bewltt, Clerk-Bookkeeper $ 472.08 

ft". C. Plchard, Secretary-Clerk 338.75 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



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The True tee e of the Internal Improvement Fund net on tola 

data in the Board Room, office t of the Oovernor, at the Capitol. 

Freeent: La Roy Collins, tovcrnor 

Ray E, Green, Comptroller 

J. Edwin Lersii, Treasurer 

Richard ■". Ervln, Attorney General 

Nathan Kayo, Connies loner of Agriculture 



F, C. Elliot, Engir."?r and Secretary 

Sinclair Veils, Land Agent 



Mr. Elliot presented mlr.-tes of the Trustees dated July 10, 
1956, vitb "information that oopy has been fumlehed eeoh member, 

Motion mi aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
the alnutee as presented. 

Mr. Welle presented the following sales advertised to be held 
on this date: 

DADE COtTKTX - On June 5, 1956, the Trustee* considered application 
froa Commonwealth Oil Company for oil snd gas lsase on the 
following deecrloed lends; 

3} of Section 1; 34 of Section 2; Hi of Section 3; 
S» of Soction 4; Bf of Section 5; ftf of Section 6: 
All Sections 13 and 14, Township 54 South, Range 36 
East, containing 3200 acres, more or lecc. 

The lease ws* advert leed for competitive est led bids on the 
cash consideration therefor and notice of the aal* was published 
in the Hlanl Herald of Miami, Florida, and in the Tallahassee 
Democrat on June 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, with bids to 
be received on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land to be leased wae called out and Mr. 

'Jells statsd that requirements call for royalty payments of 

one -eighth in kind or in value ana the aaount of sixty cents (So**) 

per sere annual rental increasing five per cent ( 5%) of such 

original aaount annually after th« flret two year a end ahaU 

be for a prliary ten of ten (10) years. 

a bid of 41,920.00 froa Commonwealth Oil Coapany was the only 
bid submitted for the lease. 

Motion w*s mads, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the bonue bid of $1,920. 00, with requirements of royalty and 
rental as outlined, and confirm lsase In favor of Commonwealth 
011 CoQpeny. 



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DADE COUNTY - On May 15, 1956, the Trustees considered appli- 
cation from Commonwealth Oil Company for oil and gae lease on 
the following described lands: 

All of Section 1; S| of Section 2; HI of Sections 3, 4 
5, 6, 9, 10. 11; Hi of Section 12; All or Section 13; Iff 
of Section 14: All of Sections 15 and 17; In Township 5* 
South, Range 3S East, containing 8000 acres, more or lea*. 

The lease was advert lecd for competitive sealed bids on the cash 
bonus consideration therefor, and notice of the sale was published 
In tha Miami Herald of HLaml, Florida, and In the Tallahassee 
Democrat on June 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, with bids to 
be received on this data. Copy of notice and proof of publica- 
tion are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land to be leased was called out and Mr. Veils 
Stated that the Trustees will require royalty payments of one- 
eighth (1/8) In kind or In value and the amount of fifty cents 
(SOe?) per acre annual rental Increasing five percent i$t) of 
the original amount annually after the first two years and shall 
be fnr a primary tern of ten (10) years. 

A bid of 44,000.00 froa Commonwealth OH Company was the only 
bid submitted for the lease. 

Hot ion was made, seconded end edopted, that the Trustee e accept 
the bonus bid of $4000.00, with requirements of royalty and 
rental as outlined, and confirm lease In favor of Commonwealth 
011 Company. 

C0UTXBIA COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustee ■ considered offer 
of the sppraleed price of $25-00 an acre froa J. B. Hodge a, on 
behalf of F. 8. Oosterhoudt, for purchase of the 8$ of Lot 6, 
Section 17, Township 2 South, Range 16 East, oontalnlng 40 acres, 
more or less. Tha land was advertised for competitive bids 
starting at $25.00 an acre, and notice of sale wee published In 
the Lake City Reporter on June 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof 
of publication are filed In the record* of the Land Office. 

Description Of the land waa ctlled out and competitive bidding 
resulted in a high bid of $59.00 an acre from Mr. Oosterhoudt. 

Kotlon was aaie, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee a aocept 
the high bid of $59.00 an acre aid confirm sale In favor of Kr. 

Oosterhoudt . 



DUE COUNT! - On May 22, 1956, the Trustees ooneldered offer 
of the appraleed price of $75.00 an acre froa Irving Oar tan, 
on behalf of Lynnnore Mobf, for purchase of 235.15 acrae of 
land In Tamlaml Towns lte a eubdlvlelon in Section 8, Town- 
ship 54 South, Rang a 3? East. The land vae advert laed for com- 
petitive bids with a starting offer of $75.00 an acre end notloe 
of aale waa published In the Miami Herald on June 22, 29, July 
6, 13 and 20, 1956, with aale to be held on thfe date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of tha 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and the highest offer 
received was J2D5.00 per acre from Irving Oartan. 

Kotlon waa mad% seconded end adopted, that the Trustee a accept 
:.* offer of $206.00 an acre and confrla sale in favor of Mr. 

Cart an, on behalf of Lynnnore Koee, 

Q&CKRXS? COUNTY. - On June 5, 1956, the Trustee a considered offer 
from John Thomas of High Springs of t:-e appraised price of $50.00 
an acre for Lot 1, Section 18, Tovaship 9 South, Range 14 East, 
containing 20.lt acres, more or lers; t nd $100.00 an acre for 
Lot 2, Section 31, Township 8 South, Rang* 14 East, containing 
7 acres, lore cr leas. The land wee advertised for competitive 



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bids with starting offer* of $50.00 and $100.00 an acre and 
notice of sals was published In *.be Journal, Trenton, Florida, 
on June 21, 28, July 5, 12 and 19, 1956, with ul« to be held 
on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
In the reoorde of the Land Office. 

Description of the lend wee called cut er.J Chris Anderson 
subaltted the highest bid of $86,00 an acre for Lot 1, and 
$225.00 an acre for Lot 2. 

Kotlon tree made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the highest bids offered end confix* sale In favor of Mr. 
Anderson. 



MAKATE5 COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of #15. "^ an acre froa Janes H. Wallace 
of Bradenton, Florida, to purchaee the BSft of !ni Of Section 
9, Township 35 South, Range 22 East, coitalninc 5o.05 acres, 
mors or lest. The land was advertised for competitive bide 
and cop; of notice was published In the Brader.ton Herald on 
June 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, with sale to be held on 
this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
In the records of the Lend Office, 

Description of t'-d land was called out and Mr. Veils stated 
that ha has received a bid of $20.00 an acre fron Din Barrie 
Of Miami Beach, Florida, at which figure bidding will start. 
Competitive bidding resulted In a hl^h bid of $58.00 an sere 
froa 8. I, Francis. 

Kotlon was made, seconded and a<". op ted, t^at the Trustees accept 
t w .e high bid of $58.00 an acre MM confirm sale in favor of 
Mr. Francis. 



INDIAN RTVZR COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from Ouy Hallett 
of Sarasota, Florida, for purely re of that 7-art of Marsh Island 
No. 2 in the Indian River in Section 27, Township 31 South, 
Range 39 Cast, lying southeasterly of the right of way o*" she 
Vabaaeo-VabasEO Beach Causeway and northeasterly of Lhe right 
of way of the county road fr>-m said causeway to PlM IclcrZ, 
containing 3 acres, aore or less. The 'and was advertised for 
competitive bids aid objections and notice of sale was. .published 
In the Vero Beach Press Journal on jut.w 22, 25, July *>^-S *nd 
20, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed In the records of the Land 
Office. 

Description of the land wae called out and competitive bidding 
resulted in a high bid of $2010.00 an acre being, made by E. I. 
Francis. There were no objections filed to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the high bid of $2010.00 an acre and confirm eale In favor 
of Mr. Francis. 



The following five (5) sales were advertised to be considered 
on this date, based on applications fros adjoining upland owners 
who have offered the appraised price in each case: 

1. DADE C0UH7Y. - On May 22, 195c, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $275.00 an acre for 1^0 acres and 
$200.00 an aore for 35 acres fron Martin Fine, on behalf of 
Charles F. Harvey and Helen A. Arnold, for purchase of a parcel 
of eubnerged land in BiGcayne Bay in Sections 22 and 23, Town- 
ship 56 South, Range L0 East, lying easterly of Government Lot 4 
Of said Seution 22, and containing 175 acres, aore or lees. 
The land was advertised for objections only and notice of sale 
wis published in the Mi* mi herald on June 22, 29, July 6, 13 
end 20, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
and oroof of subl lost Ion are filed In the records of the Land 
Of Ice. Description of the land w«s called out and no objections 
vera filed to the sale. , 



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2. UK COOMTX - On June 5, 1956 the Trustees ooneldered 
offer of the appraised price of 175.00 an acre froa R. T. 
Rlokcord for purchase of * parcel of eubnerged land in Charlotte 
Berber in Section 1, Township 43 South, Range 22 Sast, lying 
wait of the north 330 feet of Gov?rnaent Lot 1 of Mid Section 
1, containing 16 acres, aors or less. The land was advertised 
for objection! only and notice of sale was publlehed in the 
Fort Myers Prase an June 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, vlth 
•ale to be held on tble data. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed in the recorde of the Land Office. 
Description of the land was called out and no object lone were 
filed to the tale. 

3. XaNATEE COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustee ■ considered 
offer of the appraised price of $250.00 an acre froa Edward H. 
Dobson, on behalf of hlaeelf and Mr. a.id Mrs. albert V. Bailey, 

for purchase of two snail parcel a of eubmerged land in Sarasota ~\ 

Bay in Beotlsn 25, Townahip 35 South, Range 16 East, Jjing,_ __ _ _ * 

northeasterly of and adjacent to Lots or Tracts 15 and 16 of 
a subdivision of Longboat Key In Fractional fleet lone 25 and 26, 
and part or flection 2k, aald township and range, containing 
2 acres, more or less. The land wae advertised for objections 
only and notioe of aale vts published in the Bradenton Herald 
on Jane 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, with sale to be held 
on this date. Copy of notioe and proof of publication are 
filed In the recorde of the Land Office. Description of the 
land wae called out and no objective were filed to the Bale. 

4. MARTIH COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer ~? $200. 00 an acre froa Harry T. Dyer, on behalf of Kr. 
and Kre. Gene T. Dyer, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land In the Indian River, In Seat ion 1, Township 38 South, 
Range 41 Eaat, containing 2.75 acres, acre or leae. The land 
wae advertised for objections only and notioe of the sale wae 
published in the Stuart Seve on June 21, 28, July 5, 12 and 
19. 1956, with aale to be held on this date. Copy of notloa 
and proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land 
Office. Description of the land wae called out and no object lone 
rare filed to the aale. 

5. ST. LUCIE COUVTT - On May 22. 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of I 500. 00 an acre froa Harold R. 
Runte, on behalf of Bandlaaan Enterprises, Inc., for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land In the Indian River In Sections 

1 and 2, Townahip 35 South, Range 40 East, containing 2.07 
acres, aore or less. The land was advertised for objections 
only and copy of notice wae published In the Tort Pierce Sews 
Tribune on June 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, vlth sale to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed In the recorde of the Land Office. Description of 
the land vat called out and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion vac sade, seconded fend adopted, that the Trustees accept 
offers eubaitted for the above five parcels of land, and confirm 
sale in favor of each of the adjoining owner a vho applied for 
the land. 



KaKaTSE COUITX - On Jane 5, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of $225.00 an acre froa Sydney adler, on behalf of 
Oulf Development Corporation, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in Sarasota Bay In Section 27, Township 35 
South, Range 1? Cast, and thence by metes and bounds descrip- 
tion which starts at the northeast corner of eald Section 27, 
containing 3.67 acres, more or lees. The land w»s advertised 
for objections only and notice of the sale v«i published In 
the Bradenton Herald on June 22. 20, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, 
with ssle to be held on this date. Coi;- of notice end proof 
of publication are filed in the records of the Land Off lea. 

Description of the land vac called out and Mr. Welle reported 
that objections to the sale have been filed by Thoaas F. I card, 
on behalf of 0. R. I card. Mr. Welle reoosnende that the objeo- 
tlone dm overruled, i>nd that deed be ls«ued to Mr. Adler' a 



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client* and held for thirty lays, allowing time for Mr. I card 

to file "uit If he n desire*. 

Mr. Ioard submitted a plat of an are* known a* Eaerald 1*1* *, 
located In Sect lone 26 and 27, Tovnehlp 35 South, Range 17 
Celt, owned by 0. B. Ioard, and stated that be protests the 
rale of any submerged area which would Invade or go eouth 
of the north boundary line of Beer aid Xelee ae ahovr, on the 
plat. Be request* that the Trustee* allow the applicant a 
to take fill material froei the are* north of the line and 
that hie client! be- given permiselon to take Material from 
couth cf thm line. 

Mr. Cordon "r.cwlee, repreeertting Trailer Cetatee, stated that 
he was not objecting to the eale but wee interested in where 
the fill material will be taken; that his client! arc willing 
to follow any plan agreed to by Mr, Elliot and Mr. Valla. 

'At. Elliot explained that when the application wee presented 
to him he made certain modifications of the original plan 
<.nd recommended eale In compliance therewith; that the ohennal 
a*y be shifted enl that it the only change he would reooaaend; 
that ha laid off what be feel* is an equitable plan and the 
applicants changed their requeet to comply. 

after lntereeted parties bad beer, heard, action was made by 
Attorney General Ervln, seconded and adopted, that the 
Trustees accept Mr. Elliot" c recoonendatlon and that deed 
be drawn and held for thirty (30) 0*;-=. In the Mantis* 
objectore nay confer with Mr. Elliot and if satisfactory 
agreement cannot be reached, the whole matter will be bald 
for thirty days for objectore who dee ire to question authority 
of the Trustees to have opportunity to do to. It wee eo ordered. 

XaSaTEE COOTTT - On June 5. 1956, the True tee e considered offer 
of 1100.00 an acre from V. E. Zev&dekl for purohaee ef a parcel 
of submerged land in Sarasota Say in Section 33, Township 34 
South, Range 16 East, lying easterly of that parcel of land 
lying between the northerly line of Firet Street Borth and 
the north line of said Section 33 and east of the eeeterly 
line of Avenue *A' North to the watere of Sarasota Bey. con- 
taining 23.8 acres, more or less. The ltnd wae advert la ed for 
object lone only and copy of notice wae published in the Bradenton 
Herald on June 22, 29, July 6, 13 and 20, 1956, with sale to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out, and objections to the 
eale were filed by Bayvlew Builders, Inc., and Vllllcm C. Qrlmse, 
on behalf of Oean Bernl, both parties claiming to be upland 
owner*. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trueteee 
postpone action on thle sale pending working out the question 
of title. 






Oovsmor Collins suggested, In reference to bidding on atate 
land, that where the area is relatively email the raising of • 
bii* be not lees than 15.00, but where large acrsagee are 
Involved the bid* may be raised at the rats of $1.00. sit bout 
objection it wae eo ordered. 

V. V. Bhaaly make* application for a one-year extension of 
his Timber Leaee Bo. 603 which expiree July 23, 1956. The 
1 e**e cover e land In Townships 2 and 3 Borth, Manga* 3, k and 
6 tt*t, Jefferson County. 

Xotlon was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trueteee 
authorise extension of Lease Mo. 603 for one year under the 
same terms end conditions. 



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James M. Wallace submits application to purchase the following 
described land: 

Ci-j-rlotte County - Offer of the appraised price of |100.00 
for Hi of NVi of NSi of NVj; Ss*t of SVi of HtJ of Wi, 
Section 13, Township 44 South, Range 26 East, containing 
?.; acrea, more or lese, and 

Manatee County - Offer of the appraised price of $25,00 an 
acre for the KEj Mf EV* of Section Z9, Township >5 South, 
3tnre 18 East, cor. talnlng ho acrea, aore or lece, and 
$20,00 an acre for the unsurveyed part cf Beet loo 18, Town- 
chip y* South, Range 19 East, containing 90 acrea, aore or 
laps. 

Motion wma made by Kr. Ervln, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
t'.iet t*-» Trurtees agree to advert lae the land la Charlotte and 
Manatee Counties for competitive hide, starting With t*<e off era 
submitted from applicants. 

The following applications were presented for purchase of sub- 
merged If nd adjoining upland property of applicants! 

Monroe County - William H. Reblett, on behalf of F, E. B. 
Corporation, offers the appraised price of §200.00 an acre 
for £.65 acres adjacent to his upland property In Township 
67 South, Range 25 East, on Stock Island; 

Sarasota County - Clyde H. Wilson, on behalf of himself 
and Pauline E. Vlleon, hie wife, offer* #250.00 an acre 
for 1.26 acres, aore or less, adjacent to their upland 
pr'TO»rty In Section 31, Tovr.ship 36 South, flange IS East. « 
(It Is understood that deed will carry the restrictive 
clause with reference to filling. ) 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee s agree 
to advertise the submerged lend in Monroe and Sarasota Counties 
for objections only baaed on the offers submitted by the adjoining 
upland owners. 

¥111 lam A. 0' Bryan, on behalf of H. L. Scott, David L. Ladd 
and r. V. Blankner, offers the appraised pries of 1700.00 an 
•ere for appro* lately 70 acres of reclaimed lake bottom land 
In Lake Conway, Orrnge County, above the 86. k contour, being 
all of the land In the 5*i of Section 18, Township 23 South, 
Range 30 East, except that portion of si- id section lying In 
Government Lots 2 a- S 3 marginal to the shore above the Be. b 
contour. 

Mr. yells re contends that the Trusts ee advert lss the land applied 
for, subject to objections and competitive bids, starting at 
$70°. 00 an acre. 

Mr. 0' Bryan explained that his clients are not upland owner a 
but It ic believed that an equitable division of the property 
could be made to protect the riparian rights of any owner and 
at the ease time permit the Trustees to ssll the remainder on 
a competitive basis. 

"/ill lam H. Dial, on behalf of the Board of County Coanlss liners 
or Orange County, stated that the county Is definitely interested 
in acquiring this property to be developed for park purposes. 

It was pointed out that there ie now being operated a public 
beach adjoining this area on property owned by a Mrs. Cullen. 

Mr. Elliot suggested that the question of damage to the lake 
should be co-sidered so there will be no denger of breaking 
through the impervious stratum seallnr. the bottom of th* lake 
which night cause less of water from the lake; that borings 
should be made to determine the depth from which fill material 
cay be excavated without endangering the lake in any way. 

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application for two weeks fron thla date; that the Land Agent 
request applicant! to furnish the Trustee ■ with the names of 
all land owners In the ares, so the; EM ha notified to appear 
at the hearing If they detlra, and that Mr. til lot secure 
the necessary engineering Information. It ac co ordered. 

Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District recneete 
right of way easement In connection with Slecayne Ba~ Cer."l 
C-S. being a atrip 150 feet ir. total width In the unserve -ed 
portion of Section 32, Townahlp 52 South Range hz last .*de 
County, extending easterly one thousand feet [ICCn ft.) froo 
the oala hl^h water aark of Blecayne Bay. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, thtt the Tr^rteea (rant 
request of the Flood Control District and authorise right 
of way easeaent across the area described. 

Latter was presented froa Kr. J. Eer.neth Bal11ng?r request lng 
extension of time until the close of the legislative session 
for filing pleadings In the ease of White re. Collins, et al., 
Involving sale of l;.nd In Manatee County applied for b;* waiter 
P. Fuller con behalf of Manuel I. Cowan. Also, request was 
nada that the Trustees do not Issue any deeds conveying the 
lands Involved In the said sale. 

Motion was Bade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees pant 
extension until the close of the Legislature for filing papers 
referred to, but that no action be taken on request for holding 
up liiutr.cE of deeds pending further inforaatlon. 

Motion was aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
eaployaent of a stenographer in the office of the Engineer and 
Secretary, at a salary of $225.00 par month. Also, that authority 
be given for purchase of a desk for use in said office at a cost 
of approximately $200.00. It was so ordered. 

SUBJECTS uVOER CHAPTER 13296 

Mr. Elliot presented Report No. (A6 listing seven (7) bide for 
■ale of la -jXa under Chapter 18296; also request for issuance 
of Broward County Derd 3o. 2677-Cor. in favor of Barbara B. 
Wright and Elll thorough County Seed So. SW3-Dupl. to J. E. Puckett. 

Motion was aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees apprcve 
Report Ho. (A& and authorize issuance of deeds correspond ln« 
thereto. 



William Hopkins and John Folaom, attorneys of Tallahteaee, 
presented application fron Luclen L. Daniel for conveyance 
undsr Chapter 28317, Acts flf 1953, of certain land in Jefferson 
County; Representation was aade that the Denial faully baa 
been In possession of the land since 165^ or 1255 and has paid 
taxeo thereon each year since, except for three years which 
respited In certificates being issued In 19H, 1932 and 1933. 
Applicants offer $100.00 for the land, which la less than the 
minimum bid of $5.00 an acre or parcel required under the 
rule a of the Trustees, and in addition applicant a have deposited 
with the Clark of the Circuit Court an amount representing 
the taxes for the years for which they were not "aid. 

The land which came to the etate under Chapter 18296 Is des- 
cribed as Part of Lots 155, 168 and 169 O.B. , Townsulp 3 Uertb, 
Range 5 East, Zfi£.5 acres, and Lot 155 O.8., Tovnei.lp J ::orth. 
Range 6 East, 217.00 acres. It was explained that upon appli- 
cation being made to the Trustees, the offioe advised that 
.the minima bid waa at the rata of $5.00 an acre or $5.00 per 
lot. 

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end then la some doubt a a to the area but he hue been able to 
determine what are* will be covered by the certificates under 
the Murphy Act; that the lav requires that taxes which were 
omitted must be paid. 

attorney General Err in stated that he has gone over the legal 
description Involved In the certificates and believes there 
Is uncertainty as to where the lots lie; that the minimum bid 
of |5.00 an acre Is not absolutely fixed &nd the board can 
take Into consider*. t Ion the circumstances; that he feels this 
Is a hardship case &nd recommend e tbat fcbe offer of $100.00 
for the Jm'A be accepted. 

Motion was made by Mr. Ervln, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize cor.veye nee under Chapter 
28317 of the land represented by the certificates under the 
Murphy Act upon payment of $100.00 In addition to the amount 
deposited with the Clerk of Circuit Court for taxes. 

Attorney General Irvln presented letter from X. Covington 
Johnston of Gainesville, Florida, representing S, C. Spencer, 
requesting that the minimum bid of $5.00 an acre or $5.00 per 
parcel be reduced and that conveyance be made under Cha?t»r 
28317 of 1953 - the Hardahlp Act - to Lot 5, Section k, Town- 
ship 8 South, Range 18 East, Alachua County. 

The lot comprises ?2.H- acres and under regular rules the 
base bid amounts tc a total of $360,70. Applicants 
offer $1.39 per acre for the land, 

Without objection the application was referred to Mr. Elliot 
and if found to be in the same category as the Jefferson County 
cace, and if taxes have been paid on the property over a period 
of years, the Trustees will be billing to convey the land under 
Chapter 28317 of 1953 or. the basis of $1.39 per acre; but If 
applicant has not been paying taxes the action will not apply. 

Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



OOVERNOR^^ - CHAlRMAK 



ATTEST 




Tallahassee, Florida 
July 31, 1956" 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room, offices of the Governor at the Capitol, 

Present: Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard V. Ervln, Attorney General 
Rathan Hayo, Commlsslcr.er of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Sinclair Veils., Land Agent 



Minutes of the Trustees dated July 17, 1956, were presented for 
approval . 



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Kotlon wee ■•£*, seconded and Adopted, that the Trustees 
approve Ui* alnute* *e submitted. 

Mr. Yells presented the following applications for purchase 
Of submerged lands adjoining upland ownership: 

(1) EHU-SBOHOaOH COUNTY - Paul B, Dlckman offer* $100.00 
an acre for 303 acres of Tamps Bay bottom lands located In 
front of hie upland In Sections \i , 19, 20 and 30, Township 
31 South, Bangs 19 Vast. 

(2) INDIA* niVlH CCuUTT - Harebell 0. Mitchell, OB behalf 
of "red ft. Tuerk, offers J200.00 an acre far 2.3 aeras of 
tu*aerged land adjoining hla upltnd property bordering Indian 
River in Section 13, Township 32 South, Range 39 Bast; 

(3) MAHTTM C0URTY - Barry T. Dyer, on behalf of ¥. B. Tilt on, 
Inc., a Florida corporation, Anita R. Tilton and V. B. TUton, 
Inc., a florid* corporation, offer the appraised price of 
$200.00 an acre for three (3) parcels of submerged land adjoining 
their upland property bordering St. Lucia River In Section 17, 
Township 38 South, Bange 41 Cast, end in Section 32, Township 

3? South, flange 41 Baet. 

(4) MONROE COUNTY - G. A. Cravehav, on behalf of Elmer B. 
Opfer and Mary Helen Opfer, his wife, of fere the appraised 
price of #125.03 an acre for 0.42 of an acre of submerged land 
in the ins 1 -Is waters of the Florida Straits adjacent to their 
upland property on Plantation Key in Section 16, Townahlp 63 
South, Range 38 Eest; 

(5) MOKBOE CQU7TTY - Paul B. Sawyer, on behalf of Mr*. Beuleh 
Cass, offers the arrraised price of (200.30 an acre for 2.0 
acres of submerged Laud adjacent to bar upland property on 
Upper Matecumbe Key, Section 32, Townahlp 63 South, Range 37 
Cast; 

(6) SARASOTA COUNTY - John S. JBichey offers t:.e appraised 
price of #132.00 for a small parcel of submerged land adjaoent 
to hie upland property bordering Indian River in Section 22, 
Township 38 South, Bange 18 East. (Applicant understands that 
deed when issued will carry restrictive clause with reference 
to filling); 

(7) TOLUSXa COUCTX - t. V. Oautier, on behalf of R. L. Brown, 
of fere the appraised price of #300.00 an acre for 1.3 acres 
of submerged lead adjaoent to his upland property bordering 
Indian River la sect J on 2. Township IE South, Range 3* Beat; 

and 

{£) VOLUSIA COUNTY - E. i. Cautier, on behalf of L. 0. Stair, 
off ere the appraised price of #500,00 an acre for 1,8 acres of 
submerged land adjacent to his upland property bordering Indian 
River In Section 33, Township 17 South, Rsnge 34 last. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise the eight (6) parcels of lend described for 
objeoti^ne only, baeed on the prices offered. 

Mrs. Ethel Velaer offers #250.00 an acre for approximately 
4 acres of lelsnd property In the HorUarest Fork of Loaoaoatchee 
River located in Section 22, Kartir. County and in Section 27, 
Palm Beach County, Townahlp 4c South, Rtnge 42 East. 

Motion was made, eeoonded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise the land for objections and competitive bide, 
etartlng at #250. "0 an acre. 

Nathan Zelmenovits, on behalf of Mr«. Dorothy McCain, offera 
the appraised price of #40.00 each for Lote 1 and 28, Block 247, 
addition to Okeechobee City, located in Section! 21/22, Town- 
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Mr. "Bill stated that these were two saall lots that would not 
Justify the cost of advert iBing and expense of bidder I In 
naklng » trip to Tallahassee, and be rscoajmends Bale without 
advertising/ 

Motion vat made, seconded *nd adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $40.00 each for tV lote and confirm sale In favor 
of Mre. McCain. 

John F. Ballanger of fere the appraised price of »300,00 an acre 
fcr b small jAicel of reclaimed laie jottooi lend on Lake Conway 
border ing hlB uplar.d In Section 18, Township 23 South, Range 
30 East, Orfcnge County. 

Motion vbb iiade, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer and authorize Bale to Mr. Bellinger without advertising. 

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;ir. Ve 1 lB reportsd that on June 26, 1956* Lt. R- 3. Kc Knight, Jr., 
Md 150.0" per acre for the S| of £E* of Section 4, Township 
1 Sorth, Bangs 17 Vest, containing 79.94 acree, more op lees, In 
Valton County. Lt. Mcknight and hlB associates left one-fourth 
of the purchase price on deposit with the Land Office. On 
Jun* 2? a wire ¥*■ recelvd from Lt. McKnight asking that the 
eele be cancelled tnd hie money refunded since e sudden emergency 
had e risen and he ceroid not conplete the traneactlon. Mr. Veils 
recommends fat the^aal#~be cancelled und checks returned. 

Motion waa made, seconded tnd adopted, that the Trustees cancel 
sale of '/alter. County landJes reported by Mr. '/elle and that 
check e deposited by Lt. Mcknight be returned to hi*. 

1 

Mr. Elliot presented request from Atlantic Coaat Line Railroad 
Company with offer of $250^00 an acre for conveyance of 1.75 
acres of submerge! land bordering the railroad 1 s terminal property 
on St. Johne Hirer, in Difval County. The amount offered la In 
line with prevailing prijees in that area. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advert is s the land for] sale subject to objections only based 
on the of far submitted, proper description to be furnished by 
applicant. 



Mr. Elliot submitted as lr.forottl^n a letter from Attorney General 
Richard V. trvln with which he t ran emitted copy of final decree 
in the case of Mil labor ough County Port Authority and Hillsborough 
County Port District vc. Lelloy Collins, et al. The Court holds 
that the "HlllBborough County Port Authority is vested i-itfa all 
the right, titls *nd interest of the State of Florida in and to 
all the submerged lands located within the area of the Hillsborough 
County Port District, being In HUleborough County, Florida?. 
The Attorney General's letter explains that since three able 
Judges have arrived at this decision, he tenia that the decree 
1b correct end about the onlr or.e that could have been reasonably 
arrived at, and suggests th&t no appeal is necessary. 

Vlthout objection the suggestion of the Attorney General vas 
ipToved en the action of the Trustees. 

Ths Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Florida, 
Oalnfcvllle, requests that the Trustees purchase at t- cost of 
I9C5.00, delivered, a Can Collar to be used tf accessory equip- 
ment w'th the Card Machine wcently Turcheoed by the Trust -es 
for use at Everglades Experiment Station In connection with 
Revile production. 

Motion was mads, eecond-d &nd adopted, the t ilr. Elliot be 
authorised to place the order with Proctor A Schwtrtz of 
Philadelphia, Pa., for the C-r Coller b.* requested by ths 
2x-erlcsnt Stetlon. 



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Comptroller Ray I. Qreen stated that he understands this la 
the laet meeting which Kr. Sinclair "'ells will ettend as L*.-.£ 
Agent, and that ha desires to oake a aotl^o that the Trustees 
recognlxa Kr. Valla for the man; years of faithful service to 
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, and excrete 
appreciation for the contribution he has made in the successful 
•ale of State lands. The motion was seconded by Coauclaaloner 
of Agriculture Nathan Kayo, Joined In by State Treasurer J. 
Xdwln Lareon, and upon rote unanimously adopted, 

Kr. t. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary of the Trustees, and 
Secretary of State B. A. dray, asked that they he allowed to 
Join In the sentiments expressed in the foregoing set ion. 

Mr. Mayo introduced ttt. 7tn B. Ferguson who will succeed Kr. 
Veils, and stated that he has been with the State Road Depart- 
ment for the past twenty-two years, and In land work for about 
thrlty years. 

Kr. Ferguson's ealary was fixed at $6009.00 annually froa the 
Trustees. 

The Trustees welcoaed Kr. Ferguson as the new Land Agent. 

SUBJECTS UTOER CHAPTER 18296 

Kotlon was mads, seconded tnd *£opted, that the Trustees approve 
Report Ho. 649 listing ninety-nine recular bids for sals of 
lands under Chaptsr 1B29S, and give attthorlty for execution of 
deeds corresponding thereto. 

J. D. Lahan of Pa nana City Fl or Ida, aekee application for 
eonveyance under Chapter 2S317 of 1353, the Hardship Act - of 
the undivided ons~h*lf Interest in Lot 2, Original, Section 11, 
Township 3 South, Range 17 Veet, 2cy County, containing 66.20 
acree, more or lssa, *.nd offers fl.fl* per acre for the land. 

Kr. Billot explained that a 1932 tax sale certificate was 
issued for 1931 taxes sad that Kr. Lahan redeemed said certi- 
ficate In 1940, prior to enactment of the 1941 act canc«llLr.g 
certain old tax sale certificates; that there is question as 
to whether the 1532 certificate was eligible for redemption 
under one of the Futch Acts. 

iir. Elliot rcoo&mcsils that If the Trustees accept proposal 
froa Mr. Lahan, or sake counter proposal, that It be done 
conditioned upon aacertalning all the facts in order to deter- 
mine whether conveyance may be made under the Hardship Act, 
or whether or not the Futch Act would apply. 

Motion was made by Mr, Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and 
adopted, that subject to full examination and determination 
of the facta in the case, me recommended by Mr. Elliot, that 
the Trustees approve conveyance to Mr. Lahan under Chapter 
28317, Acts of 1953 - the Hardahlp Act - uoon payment of (1.10 
an acre. 

Kr. Kenneth Bellinger, Attorney of Tallehaeseo, has rcoueeted 
that deed be Issued to Miss At hi eon Alderman, fa* conveyance 
of land In Okeechobee County. Miss Alderaan was high bidder 
at * sale held March 3, 1952, Report Ito. 115, but all bids 
were rejected as they were insufficient. She «m« also high 
bidder at a re- eel e held September 28, 195^, Report No. 116. 
This latter sale was approved but later rejected as the Clerk 
of the Circuit Court, acting as Agent fa** Lhe Trustees, did 
not remit amounts to cover safd sale. Later developments 
resulted in court action against the then Clerk, Kr, Ccr..-.ie 
Hauler son. 

Kr. Elliot explained the conditions in connection with 
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irregularities in accounts of the Clark at reported ty the State 
Auditor. The Trustee • have nevsr received the money deposited 
with the Clerk ae hide and costs In connection with theee eel.ee 
of Murphy Aot lends. It Vt6 suggested thet In order to leave 
the former action of the Trust-e I Intact, the Truste-s could 
confirm notion taken Hoveober 23, 195^, ae of thle dete and 
authorise refund to Ml as Alderman In the amount she peld to the 
taerk tw tb» Trustees, which is $2, 019. to. 

Motion was made by Xr. Larson, 6ecar,ded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve the suggestion of Mr. Elliot and make 
refund to Hies Alderman in «.-—nt paid the Cler v for the Trustee e 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the T.-vrtees disclaim 
Interest in two Murphr Act certificates issued covering lend 
in Levi County, the Attorney General's office having advised 
that said certificates vested no title in the Bt£.te ttafttr Chapter 
18296. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Truatees adjourned. 







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Tallahassee, Florida 
August 7, 1956 

The Truetaee of the Internal Improvement Fund net on this 

date in the Board Room, offices of the Governor, *t the Capitol. 

Present: LeHoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Gre»n, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard If. Ervin, Attorney General 
Ma than Mayo, Commie a loner of Agriculture 



F, G. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
▼an H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Governor Collins on behalf of the hoard welcomed Kr. Van B. 
Ferguson as the new Land Agent and vlehed hla luck In hie nev 
duties. 



Kenneth I. Van Der Hulse, on behalf of Tuscbay Properties, Inc., 
offered the appraised price of $200. 'IJ per aore for 1.6 acres 
of eubwerged land adjacent to its upland property In Section 3, 
Township 38 South, Bangs 11 East, Martin County. 

Motion was made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustee s kgree 
to advertise the lsr.d for sale, subject to objections only, 
based on the offer submitted. 



The Lund Office recoemended t*"Bt quitclaim deed be a-jt^crlt-d 
In favnr ot Tom McQueen as to any interest the Trustees .-nay h&ve 
in Lots S end ?, 31oc>- ■?■, fright A Beee Subdivision, -own of 



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Okeechobee, Okeechobee County. These lots were included In 
Mui-rhy Act Deed Ho. 05-Chapter 21684 from the State to the 
Trueteei, having been certified to the State under Chapter 
16296 - the "urphj Act - by tax sale certificate Ho. 265. 
Investigation disclosed redemption of delinquent taxes but 
this certificate was omitted. Subsequent peym-nt of tax and/or 
exemption qualified this certificate as bleng subject to the 
Futch Act and eligible for cancellation under Section 193.04 
Florida Ststutss, 

Kotlon vaa made ttj Mr. Ervin seconded by Mr. Laran and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorise Issuance of quitcl&la deed In favor 

of Ton "cqueen upon payment of $5-00. 

Kr. Ferguson reported that on Kerch 13, 19 56, the Trustees 
considered sale of 71. li acres of submerged land In Tucksrs 
Core and the Indian Blver in Sect i or. s H and 36, Township 
34 South, Range 4o East, St. Lucie Count;- , applied for by 
Arthur P. 97*1, on behalf of North Ssach Development. Object lone 
having been filed to the sale, action was deferred pending a 
future hearing. Mr. Syel request a that the hearing be held 
eit-«*r on august lb or 26. 

The Trusteee suggested the data of august 21, 1956, as land 
sal*? are scheduled for August 1U an* 28, which usually require 

considerable tics. 



H. T. Cook make a application for s five-year axtenalon of Lease 
So. 2C£ froa the Trustee s to Marine Studios, Inc., covering 
all that area between the high and low water acrk of the Atlantic 
Ocean adjrcont to property owned by Marine Studios, Inc., In 
Township 10 Scith, Range 31 East, Fli gler County, with rental 
at the rate of $10.30 per annua. The lease expires iugust IS, 
1956. 

Motion He>s male by Mr. Larson, seconded by ilr. Green and adopted, 
tliat the Iiufiteee authorise extension of Lease Ho. 206 at the 
sane rental, however with clause to be Included in said lease 
providing for cancellation taff either party upon one year's 
notice In advance. 



V. J. Steed, on behalf of V. B. Robinson, applies for 1.71 acres 
of reclaimed l*;e bottom land In Lake Conway In Section 13, 
Township 23 South, Ra.Tge 29 Sast, Ora.^e County, and offer a 
the accepted price of (300.00 an acre. 

Motion was made by Mr. Srvin, seconded by Kr. Larsor. and adopted, 

that the True t see accept the offer of ( joo. 00 an acre and 
confirm sale In favor of Mr. Steed, without advertising. 

A hearing was scheduled today on the application filed by 
Will lam A. 0' Bryan on behalf of R. L. Scott, David L. Ladd 
and F. V. Blankner, for purchase of reclaimed lake Dot to* 
land of Lake Conway, In Section 16, Township "'j South, Range 
30 East, Orange County. The application was pre rented to the 
Trustees July 24, 1956. 

Mr. O'Sryan stated that his clients made application to purchase 
approximately 70 acree of reclaimed lake bottom In Lake Conway 
above the 86.4 contour, and jffereu f?G0.0C an acre for the 
land which llec in the SE* of Section 1C, Township 23 South, 
Hangs 30 East. He stated that Kr. Elliot advised that all 
the land which has emerged ie not above the 86.4 contour and 
Is not for Bale, and that the Trustees were to have a survey 
made to determine what lands came within the statute - 253.36 
to 253.3? - which perrlte the Trustee* to sell these rsolalaed 
land*. 

Mr. Elliot advised that the survey is in process of being aads 
but hae not bee.; ooapleted and until that le don* it cannot 
be Set'rained vt*.t area Is above the 66.4 contour; that eoae- 



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tin* ego the Trusteee established the 86.4 contour beyond which 
no land would be told; that the present lake level It 83.3. 
Ptrt of tits land applied tor h»ve been built up by artificial 
xe&.is, partly by upland ownere In providing canals and partly 
by the county in road construction. 

iir. Larson and otner members explained that it haa been the 
consistent policy of the Trustees to sell reclaimed lake bottoms 
only to ;:-.e adjacent upland owner out a a far aa the eatabliehed 
contour of 86.4. 

Mr. 0' Bryan etatad that no felt bis client! and Ire, Cullen can 
arrive at an amicable agreement which will protect her riparian 
rights uA also allow ttls of a considerable area at competitive 
bide. Hie clients are interested only in acquiring that area 
out to the 86,4 contour. 

'At. ¥. J. Steed, representing Mrs. Sarah C. Cullen and Mr. Contello, 
Of the ATCO Properties, Ins., protests the sale of this area to 
Mr. C Bryan's clients as it will be a departure from a long estab- 
lished precedent of allowing adjacent upland ownare only to purchase 
the reclaimed lake bottoms. On behalf of hie clients he is asking 
application to purchase the reclaimed lake bottoms adjoining 
their respective uplende. 

Mr. Steed asked that the Trustees permit hie clients to have aa 
engineer of Mr. ill lot' d choice sake a survey of the area In 
order that determination be mad* aa to what lands are above the 

86.4 contour. 

Mr. Tan Ferguson, the Land Agent, presented letter from Akerman, 
Dial and akerman, attorneys of Orlando, Florida, representing 
the County Commissioners of Orange County, in which the county 
applies to purchase the area in question for park purposes. In 
the event it la not aold to upland ownere. 

All interested partlae having been heard, motion was made, 
seconded and adopted, that the Trustees deny application of 
Mr. 0' Bryan's clients and that Mr. Elliot be requested to comnlete 
the survey and submit to the Trustees Information as to what 
land, if any, la above the 86.4 contour available for sale, all 
without prejudice to any person; that upon completion of the 
survey and securing all necessary information the Trustees will 
take whatever further action they feel may be advisable consistent 
with law and vita the established policy of the Trustees; that 
la consideration of any future sale the parties alleging to be 
uplu4 ownere, and the County Coamiasionere, be notified eo that 
they sen be heard. 



Mr. Thomas T. Cobb cams before the Trustees representing clients. 
Magnolia Development Corporation of New Smyrna Beach, who own 
land along the north causeway. Application was made July 17, 195 6, 
with the Anderson Bouchells proposal for two parcels lying to 
the north described as Parcel "A* and Parcel "B", but ha understands 
there have been eon* changes made and the spoil 'area will not 
be advertised. Be had hoped that the Trustee e would aall this 
parcel subject to the spoil area and allow pttrobaeare to tike 
their chances with the Federal Government. A number of owners 
across the Creek have applied for 300 acres to be advertised 
for object lone only, but his clients claim they are not the 
riparian owners ss there le a navigable creek between and they 
have no rights beyond that creek to the emit. Mr. Cobb 
requests th*t the »rea be split into two blda: Fir at - Tract *A a 
aa originally submit tsd, subject to the Federal Government' a 
rights under the spoil easement; Second - Tract •B* to be adver- 
tised in its entirety with the 22 acres requested by the oity 
to be excluded. 

Mr. Elliot explained that, at the request of the Federal Govern- 
ment, ihe Trustees some time ago withdrew from sale or other 
disposition all uaintenar.ee spoil areas theretofore granted for 
tie* Intracoast.l Waterway unless subsequently released by the 
Government. Me does not think the Government would interpose 
any object l n n to th« taking of mat-rlel from the spoil area, 



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but s till re earring the right In the Government to deposit 
excavated material when needed. 

The question of providing an alterm-te spoil are* v«i brought 
up and Mr. Cobb stated that the U. S. Engineers have expresssd 
a willingness to accept a coopc-ra^le area at another location 
and release. 

It rae suggested that Mr. Elliot work with the applicant* 
and try to arrive at a solution of the problem. 

Mr. Elliot stated that his recommendation would ba to omit 
any conveyance of the spoil area covered by trr perpetual 
easement to the United States, and that consent of the 
Trustees be given with approval of the 0. S. Enginaera for 
removal of the material from the spoil area. 

Motion was made by Mr. Urion, seconded by Mr. Green and 
adopted, that the Trustee ■ authorlss the area split into 
two parcels for advertisement, following Mr. Elliot's 

re contends t ion at to the maintenance spoil area undsr perpetual 
easement to the United States. 



Mrs. Burtnn Bigelow of St. Petersburg, Florida, Executive 
Secretary of the alliance for Conservation of Natural Resources 
In Plnellae County, Florida, and affiliated with the Florida 
Vildllfe Federation, pre sent sd objections to the filling of 
the submerged areas in Pinellas County. Mrs. Bigelow pointed 
out on a sap the various local it lea where the bay is being 
alaost entirely filled in, In violation of the lev, and its ted 
that additional maps will be furnished the Trustees showing 
other areas. She made substantially the following statements: 
That they are unable to accomplish anything fron local agencies; 
that permits fron the Corps of Engineers, United States Amy, 
are not oomplied with, filling opera t lone in many instances 
going beyond the authorized line; that what was once the wide 
open bay la in certain areas a stream, not sufficient for bos.tc 
to be brought in; the alliance requests that the Trustees make 
a study of the situation in that area tu determine what land 
Is owned by the state and what privately owned; that the new 
State Land Use and Control Commission appointed by the Trustee* 
1* not In position to go into thess violations a* their activi- 
ties are concerned -/1th the over-all picture of the entire atate 
and they will take no action In local affair* until they hare 
completed their study and made a report to the Trustees. Paradise 
Island was pointed out as one of the areas where violation in 
filling has been carried on, the records showlnr that the 
original design was changed from the recorded plat. She aaked 
that the Try dees' Engineer be allowed to t*>.e over the violation 
of the Paradise Island area and an example be made of that 
particular case. 

Attorney Seneral Ervin remarked that there may be eons basis 
for the state to be of assistance where title has not passed 
out of the stats, but If there is t deed in existence, the 
matter of filling is the responsibility of the local authorities 
under an Act of the Legislature in 1955. If Jurisdiction is 
taken by the Trustees it would be based on violation of the 
inalienable rights of the public which have been taken away from 
them. 

Upon discussion of the subject, Governor Collins eu££Cfited that 
the attorney General get a special as' 1 stent, preferably a 
lawyer, and possibly an engineer, and assign them to work with 
these people In Pinellas County - the Alliance and Vildllfe 
Federation - and help to determine the facts, and that he vould 
be glad for the Trustees to pay for this acsistance in order 
to find out where these violations are. 

It was suggested that the agencies represented by Mrs. Bigelow 
suggest a good lawyer they feel could go into this natter and 
secure the inform t ion desired. 



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Pursuant to action tcken by the Board of Coma it s loner* of State 
Institutions approving contract with Janes L. Corjer of yilllameburg, 
Virgin!*, notion was made, seconded and adopted that the Trustees 
agree to provide funds In aaount of %§, ,300.00 <»e pey^TTt on » 
contract for interior decorator services for the Governor's 
Kane ion. It was so ordered. 



The Trust 3- ■ deferred consideration of memorandum fr-w the 
Engineer and Secretary with reference to conveyance By the 
Trurteea of submerged hot tone In Dcie and ?ala Baaoh Count lea. 



Mr. Elliot submitted application from Valt*r Rogers, on behalf 
of B. J. Blo-ser, for permission to cumtruct a cause*;.;- and 
road across submerged bottoms owned by the state In SecVon 
15, Township 65 South, Bar£e Jh East, Xonroe County, tfh= csuoe- 
vay and road vVl lead froc U. 5. Highway (To. 1 to Llttl» Ccnoh 
lay. 

Mr. Elliot reoonmende* that If the request la granted, It he 
conditioned that the roed he open to the vse of t^>e puhllo 
as to that part located on the submerged bottoae, title to 
which Is In the state. 

Motion was aaade, seconded and adopted, that the Truateos defer 
action on request from Mr. Blommer and refer the application 
to the 6t*te Road Department. 

The Florida Board of Forestry requests that the Trustees of the 
Internal laproveaer.t Tur.d concur la execution of deed from the 
Board of rorsstry to Beach Bead Coapany for conveying 1. 7 acres 
of land In Section 36, Township 2 South, Eai^e 2? East, Duval 
County. The Forestry Department advisee that the land vaa 
sdvertlsed for hide and Beach Rcc- Company was the highest 
bidder at $£,100.00. The law requlr-s that *h« Trutt«?s ooncur 
In such sales. 

Motion was =ads by Mr. Ore en, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trueteee ooncnr in sale of the Tend by the Florida 
Board cf Forestry at the price specified. 

VI thou t object lis, action was deferred on discussion of submerged 
bottoms In Dade ard palm Beach Counties and the question which 
has been raised as to whether or not the Trustees have authority 
to convey title to such areas. 

attorney General Ervln stated that he would like to ask consider- 
ation by the Trustees of a recommendation for appointment Of 
a ooamitte? to study reor^anlr.ptlon of the Trustees and the 
Lend Of rice staff, mod the possibility of coordinating the work 
and since there has been a change In the Land Office personnel 
this would he a good time to set up such study; that along that 
line there is the matter of housing sptce in the Capitol which 
could be discussed. He suggested that the Governor and the two 
older aeabere in service - afr. Larson and Mr. Mayo - constitute 
the ooaalttee for aaklng a study of coordinating the work of 
the Land Office and the engineer and Secretary, and if the -idea 
la approved he h*.e stu-c suggestions to turn over to the coacittse. 

Motion was made by Attorney General Ervln, seconded by Mr. Larson 
and adapted, that the Governor, Mr. Larson and Mr, Mayo be 
appointed a coa :ittee to study the policy and procedure of the 
Trustees particularly in relation to personnel engaged maS 
quarters, looking toward better coordination of the work. It 
was so ordered and the ooomittee was appointed. 



Mr. Clllot reported that at the recent sees ion of the Legislature 
a bill was passed - Chapter 31 3" ~, acts of 1 35-, Special Session - 
baking additional appropriation of funds for construction of the 
headquarters building, D*ncrtment of Public Safety, It la now 



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In order to reeclod action taken by the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund July 3, 1956, approving allocation 
of *125.OO0.OO to eupplenent the 1955 appropriation for the 
Department of Public Safety building . 

Motion *«• aada by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Oreen and 
adopted, that the Trustees reaolnd action of July 3, 1956, 
making available H25,000.0n to the Public Kafcty Department; 
also that request be made for reimbursement of •5.es".00 
representing architects fee for preparation of plans of the 
Public «afety Department building. 

SUVEfTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Report Mo. 650 was presented listing fourteen (14) regular bids 
for purchase of lend under Chapter 18296; also request from 
Slof I. Peterson for i««uence of deed to correct error In 
original Dade County £Hed Ho. 2549 dated October 19, 19**, 
In vfcleh the grentee'e nane vte misspelled. 

Motion was amds by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trust see approvs Report Ho. 650 and author lie 
lasutnee of daeds corresponding thereto. 

Upon notion duly adopted, the Truateea adjourned. 



ATTEST 



governor 




Tallahassee Fl or Ida 
August 14, 1956 

Tha Trustee* of the Internal Improvement Fund act on this 

date In tha Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: Ray I. Green, Comptroller 

Richard V. Srvln, Attorney General 
Nathan Kayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

■ Yan H. Ferguson, Land Agsnt 



Minutes of tha Trustee* dated July 24, 1956, were pr«eent*d 
for approval. 

Motion wrs made, seconded and adopted, that the minutes be 
approved as presented. 

The Land Agent reported a number of salsa advert lead to bo 
coneldered on this date, as follows: 

DADE COUNTY. - On June 12, 1956, tha Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $5,110.00 an acre from Marshall Ader, 
on behalf of clients Albert and Betty Harris, Joined by The 
1600 Bayshor* Drive Corporation, lessees from Mr. Eerrle, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land In Biscay ne Bay, In 
Section 31, Township 53 South, Range 42 East, lying seaterly 
of and across North Bay shore Drive from Lots 1, 4, 5, 8, 9 
and 12, Block 7, and Lota 1, 4, 5, 8 and 9, Slock 8 of Mlramar; 
also the bottoms easterly of and adjacent to Lota 1 and 2, 



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Coral Park, Including those bottoms within the extended boundaries 
of Northeast lBth, Northeast 19th and Northeast 20th Streets, 
containing 9 acres, more or less. The land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of sale was published In the Miami 
Herald on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with sale to 
be hald on this data. Copy of notice end proof of publication 
are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the lend was called out and objections were 
presented by Judge Richard R. Hunt, on behalf of the Miami 
Woman's Club, Linton D. Lumpkin and Archie Black, et el., owners 
of property fronting upon Biseayns Bay in the vicinity of the 
submerged bottoas advertised for sals today. 

Judge Hunt displayed a coast chart showing the area and photostats 
dated in 1912, 1913 end 1916, showing where the applicants' 
propsrty Is located as well as two fifteen (IS) foot sidewalk 
strips, one on each side of a public boulevard, and the bulkhead, 
all of which esparate applicants' land from the water. He 
called attention to Section 253.12 of the Florida Statutes, 
which has reference to Dade and Palm Beach Counties and whlob 
he claims limits the Trustees 1 authority In the sale of submerged 
bottoas. Judge Hunt's objections are on the following grounds: 
That the bottoms applied for are not of the character of submerged 
lands title to which is vested by law In the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund and for the sale of vhleh there Is no 
authority In the Trustees; that the said submerged bottoms applied 
for are not riparian to upland owned by applicants In the area, 
known as MIRAMAR, bayward of which Bald bottoms are located; 
that eald bottoms are not separated from the shore by a channel 
five (5) feet deep, or more, and are not within the sale classi- 
fication of Section 253.06, Florida Statutes; that the filling 
of said bottoms and the construction of buildings thereon will 
Injure property, and owners thereof, bordering the Bay to the 
north end to the south, adjacently located to the submerged 
bottoas in question. 

Judge Hunt filed a written brief enumerating other objections 
to the sale of the Be submerged areas. He urged that before too 
■any more such cases come up, the quest inn be adjudicated to 
determine the rights of all parties concerned. Further, appli- 
cants purchased lota in that area by metes and bounds description 
and there is nothing to Indicate that those lots bordered or 
fronted on the Bay; and the lots fronted towards the Bay with 
seventy- two feet of sidewalk and highway between said lots and 
the seawall. The question of title to so-called "Out Lots" was 
brought up and Judge Runt stated that he has made a thorough 
search of the tax titles and all records available, including 
the Carries Engineering Company, and has been unable to find 
the origin of such claims. There is ample proof of dedication 
of the sidewalks and street separating these lots from the waters 
of the Bay, and such dedication was for the public. If applicants' 
request Is granted It will mean that his cllsnts will have inland 
property rather than waterfront. He also suggested that the 
Trustees tnke note of the property value; the appraised price 
of $5000.00 per acre would not buy one-fourth of that area. 

Mr. Ader, on behalf of himself and his clients, owners of property 
in Klramar, stated that the submerged lands for which he applies 
adjoin and are riparian to upland owned by him and his clients, 
as well as other property owners of Miramar, and such owners 
are entitled to acquire the submerged areas from the Trustses. 
The City of Miami and Dade County have given approval for filling 
tr.e submerged bottoms for which be has applied, and his clients 
have agreed to fill an ar»a which he indicated on the plat, 
and convey the same to the city for park purposes. An Act of 
ths legislature of 1955 gives authority for the Trustees to 
sell these bottoms, and permission must be granted by the Trustees; 
he Is here to get that permission and feele the Trustees have 
all the authority necessary to convey the bottoms. Hr. Ader 
explained the origin of this property as coming from the United 
States, and the grant called for riparian rights for the purchasers. 
He submitted several d?->ds coming down from original grantees, 
sll of which deed the 15 foot strip and cerry riparian rights. 



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Attorney General Err In Inquired as to the dedication of the 
sidewalk end street areas end how they have been recognised 
by the Tex Assessor of Dade County. Mr. Ader explained that 
hie clients have been paying taxes ononis strip for years 
and read the tax receipt t showing payment of taxes. 

Mr. Ader presented naps shoving the subdivision of Hlreaer 
end the ownership of his clients end pointed out where the 
sidewalk and street strips are located with reference to 
property of hie clients. 

After bearing Judge Hunt , objector to the sale of the sub- 
merged areas, and Kr. Ader, applicant to purchase, Mr. Mayo 
suggested that action on the natter be postponed for consid- 
eration of the full board, only three aeabers being present 
today. Supplementing the suggestion by Mr. Mayo, notion waa 
made by Comptroller Orsen, seconded by Mr, Mayo end adopted, 
that the matter be postponed end that Mr. Elliot be requested 
to examine the physical and engineering phases, and as to 
the True tee e 1 policy and the value of the tract, and that 
Mr. John Horlarty, Assistant Attorney General, examine the 
legal questions lnvolvad, and report their findings to the 
Trust see. 

DADS COUNTY - On June 12, 1956, the True tee e eoneidered offer 
from H. 8. Oautler, Jr., for himself as trustee, and Atlas 
Terminals of Florida, of the appraised price of $450.00 per 
acre for Tract ^A", containing 11.93 acres, 1375.00 per acre 
for Tract "B" containing 7.65 acres, and $375.00 per acre for 
Tract "C" containing 6.69 acres, the three parcels of submerged 
land being located In Oumf oundl lng Bay in Bectlone 2 and 3, 
Township 52 South, Range 42 East, containing a total of 26>7 
acres, more or less. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notloe of sale was published in the Miami Herald on 
July 6, 13, 20, 2? and August >, 1956, with sals to be hsld 
on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication arm 
filed In the records of the Land Office. Description of the 
land waa called out and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Mr. Elliot explained that the parcels applied for by Mr. Oautler 
arm of the sane character as the land in the Marshall Ader 
application; and if sold, the area should be limited eo as 
not to produce a ragged shore line and that there should be 
some restriction as to the area from which material will be 
taken for filling. 

Attorney General Ervin requested that In line with former 
action, Mr. Elliot cheek into this sals and out back the araae 
If it is deemed necessary. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offers submitted by Kr. Oautler 
and confirm sole of the three parcels in favor of applicants. 

CHARLOTTE COUSTT - On Juns 12, 1956, the Trustees eoneidered 

the following applications from Leo Wotltikv from adjacent upland 

owners who offered the appraised price for the lend: 

1. On behalf of Villiam P. Kramer and wife - $100.00 an 
acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in 
Lemon Bay, Section 1, Township fel South, Range 19 
East, containing 5.8 acree, more or less; 

2. On behalf of William M. Xasfer and Adolph 0. Emsfar - 
$100.00 an acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land In Section 1, Township 41 South, Hangs 19 East, 
containing 5.8 acres, more or less; 

3. On behalf of Marie H. Sauls - $100.00 an acre for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Lemon 
Bay, Section 1, Township 41 South, Range 19 East, 
containing 5.8 acree, more or less; 

4. On behalf of Tfllllan H. VsndTbilt and Alfred 0. 



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Tanderbllt - $100.00 an acre for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in Gaaperllla Sound in Sections 23 and 26, Township 42 
South, flange 21 East, containing 18.81 acres, nor* or less, and 
also a parcel of submerged land In 0* sparine Sound In Sect lone 
21, 22, 2? and 28, Tomehip 42 South, Range 21 Cast, containing 
5.0 acres, more or less. 

The land waa advertised for object lone only and notice of sale 
was published in the Punt* Gorda Herald on July 5, 12, 19, 26 
and August 2, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. Description of the Land was called out 
and no objections were filed to the sales. 

Notion was aade by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Kayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offers of $100.00 an acre for the 
several parcels of land In Charlotte County and confirm sales 
In favor of clients of Mr. Votlttky as above named. 



MANATEE COUNTY - On Juno 12, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraleed priee of |250.00 an acre from Clyde H, Wilson, 
on behalf of Vllbert Kolvu and wife, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land In Sarasota Bay, in Section 25, Townehlp 35 
South, Range 16 East, lying northeasterly of and adjacent to 
Lot 13 of a subdivision of Fractional Sections 25 and 26, and 
part of Section 24, Township 35 South, Range 16 East, containing 
0.70 of an acre, more or less. The land waa advertised, subject 
to objections only, and notice of sale waa published in the 
Brsdenton Herald on July 6, 13, 20, 2? and August 3, 1956, with 
sale to be held on thle date. Copy of notice and proof of publi- 
cation are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Deecrlption of the land wae called out and no object lone were 
filed to the aale. 

Notion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Kayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of 1250.00 an acre and confirm 
sals In favor of Mr. Kolvu and wife. 



MONROE COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from Ralph E. Cunningham, 
Jr., on behalf of Leonard J. Salter and wife, adjoining upland 
owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land In Soot Key 
Harbor in -Section 9, Townehlp 66 South, Range 32 East, lying 
southerly of and adjacent to Lot E-2 of Sombrero Subdivision 
No. 6, containing 1.15 acres, more or less. The land was adver- 
tised for objections only as required by law and notice of sale 
wae published In the Key Nest Cltlien on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and 
August 3, 1956, with aale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of the 
Land Office. Description of the land was called out and no 
objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was mads by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Kayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $200,00 an acre and confirm 
sale In favor of Leonard J. Baker and wife. 



MONROE COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees considered offsr 
of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from 0. A. Craws haw, 
on behalf of 'illliam H. Sutcllffe, adjacent upland owner, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Inside waters of 
the Florida n»sfa, at Plantation Key, in Section 13, Township 
62 South, Range 38 East, containing 1.2 acres, more or less. 
The land was advertised for objections only and notice of sals 
waa published In the Coral Tribune, Key Neat, Florida, on 
July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with sale to be held 
on this data. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed In the reoorde of the Land Office. 

Deecrlption of the land wee called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Kayo and adopted. 



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that the Trustee ■ Accept the offer of 1200,00 en acre for the 
land and eonf Ira aale In favor of Mr. Sutoliffe. 



MONROE CO0KTY - On June 12, 1956, the True tee • coneldered 
offer of the appraised price of $400.00 an acre fron J. Robert 
Wood, the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of 
bay bottom land In the Bay of Florida, northerly of and adjacent 
to a oart of Government Lot 1, Section 9, Township 66 South, 
Range 32 East, on Key Vaca, containing 0.8 of an acre, aore 
or leee. The land wae advert leed for object lone only and 
notice of eale wee published In the Key Veet Citizen on July 
6 t 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with aale to be bald on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In 
the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the eale. 

Hot Ion wae made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $400.00 an aore and 
confirm aale In favor of Mr. Wood. 



MONROE COUNTY - On June 12, 1956, the Trusteee coneldered offer 
of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre from Victor Cawthon 
on behalf of Janes L. Knight, sdjscent upland owner, for 
purchase of two parcels of submerged land In Florida Bey, about 
five (5) allee northeasterly from Marathon, In Sectlone 30 
and 31, Townehlp 65 South, Range 33 East, Parcel "A" containing 
2.30 acres, aore or less, end Parcel "3" containing 2. US acres, 
aore or leee. The land was advertised for object lone only and 
notice of sals wae published In the Key Veet Citizen on July 
6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with aale to be held on thla 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In 
the recorde of the Land Office. Description of the land was 
called out and no object ions were filed to the sale. 

Motion was Made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of #100.00 an acre and 
confirm eale In favor of Mr. Knight. 

MONROE COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trueteea considered offer 
of 1300.00 an acre from Mil 11am R. K ablet t, on behalf of Flret 
National Bank of Leeeburg, adjacent upland owner for, purchaee 
of a parcel of submerged land In the Straits of Florida, In 
Section 33, Township 63 South, Range 37 Ea*t, Upper Matecumbe 
Key, lying southeasterly of and adjacent to the northerly one- 
half of Lot 4, Lots 5 and 6, and tbe eoutherly one-half of 
'Lot 7, Block 10, Stratton'a Subdivision, containing 27.9** acres, 
aore or lees. 

Explanation was made that the Trustees received appraisals 
of $500.00 and $300. on an acre for a portion of the lend applied 
for and, after consideration, agreed to accept $300.00 an acre 
for the entire tract. 

The land wae edvertiaed for objections only and notice of aale 
wee published In t:-,e Coral Tribune of Key Meet, Florida, on 
July 6, 13, 20, 27 *nd August 3, 1956, with aale to be held 
on thie date. Copy of notice and proof of publication *t* filed 
In the records of the Land Office. \ 

Description of the laid was called out and no object lone were 
filed to the aale. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Up. Mayo and adopted, 
that the True tees accept the offer of $300.00 an acre and 
confirm eale In favor of the First Hstiestal Bank of Leeeburg, 

FlorHa. 



PI1SLLAS COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees coneldered offer 
of $250.00 an acre froa Leo Butler, on behalf of Mr. and Mra. 



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Fr«d K. Biol, Tor purchase of a parcel of submerged land In Old 
Tampa Bay, at Safety Harbor, In Section 3, Township 29 South, 
EUrige 16 East, lylnt' southeasterly of and leroit Bay shore Drive 
from Lota 1, 2 and x 3, Block 22 of the Re plat of South Green Springe 
Subdivision, containing 1.72 acres, more or leee. The lend was 
sdvsrtlsed for objections only and notice of sale was published 
in the Clearwater Sun on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, 
with eale to be held on thlsdste. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no specific objections 
were Tiled to lie sale, only genarsl protests to sale of any 
submerged land in Pinellas County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees pass 
for further consideration the application from Mr. Blel. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised pries of $250. On an acre from Lancelot E. Wilson, 
on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Tagle and William H. Rankin, 
adjacent upland owners, for purchase of submerged land In Old 
Tsnpa Bay, Safety Harbor, In Section 22, Township 28 South, 
Range 16 East, lying southerly of and adjacent to Lota 5 and 
7, Block 1 of Vest Qldtmsr Subdivision, Section No, 1, containing 
i.77 acres, more or less. The land was advert lssd for objections 
only and notlco was published in the Clearwater Sun on July 6, 
13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the records 
of the Land Office. 

Oe script ion of the land was called out and no specific objections 
were filed to the sale, only general protests to sale of any 
submerged bottoms In Pinellas County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees pass 
for further consideration the application from Mr, and Mrs. Yegls 
and Mr. Rankin. 



SARASOTA COUNT* - On Juns 12, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of #250.00 an acre from Thomas V. 
Sutler, on behalf of V. B. and Eathryn Reagle and Edward B. Ball, 
adjacent upland owners, for purchase of a parcel or submerged 
land In Sarasota Bay in Section £, Township 37 South, Range 18 
East, lying west of and adjacent to the north 400 feet of Lot 6 
of the Diagram of the Estate of Peter Hansen, deceased, containing 
4,8 acres, mors or less. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notice of the sale was published in the Sarasota Herald 
on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with sale to be held 
on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
In the record* of the Land Office. Description of the land was 
called out and no objections were filed to the sals. 

Motion was mads by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo end adopt sd, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of #250.00 an acre and confirm 
sals in ffvor of Mr, and Mrs. Reagle and Mr. Ball, the deed to 
carry the restrict lvs covenant with reference to filling. 

SARASOTA COUNTY - On June 12, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of #100.00 from Martin R. Harkavy, adjacent 
upland owner, for a parcel of submerged land In Bayou Hanson 
In Section 1, Township 37 South, Range 17 East, containing 
0.147 of an acre, more or less. Ths land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of sale was published in the Sarasota 
Herald on July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with sals to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice end proof of publication 
are filed in the records of the Land Office. Description of ths 
land was called out and no objections w°re filed to the sale. 

"Motion was mads by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adoptsd, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of #100.00 for the parcel of 
lend and confirm sj-"_e In. favor of Mr. Hsrkavy, the deed to carry 



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tbt restrictive clause with reference to rilling. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On June 12, 1956, the trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $125. "0 mn acre fro« Leo 
Votittky on behalf of Wellington quirk *nd Elsie 0. Quirk, 
adjacent upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land In Leaon Bay In Section 25, Township in South, Rtnge 
19 East, lying southeasterly of and adjacent to Lot h t Block 
5, Block "V", end that part of Block •Y" south or Perry Street, 
according to the plat of Englewood, containing 2.5^ acres, 
■ore or less. The land was advertised for objections only 
and notice of sale was published In the Sarasota Herald on 
July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August J, 1956, with sale to be bold 
on thle date. Copy of notice and proof of publication mr* 
filed In the records of the Land Office. Description of the 
land was called out and no objections were filed to the sals. 

Hot ion wae aada by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $125.00 an acre and 
oonflra aula In favor of Mr. tfotlttky'e clients, the deed to 
carry the restrictive clause with reference to filling. 

SARASOTA COUNTY - On June 12, 1950, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $175.00 an acre, or $100.00 
Minimum per parcel, from Kenneth E, Brown, on behalf of Eustace 
de Cord ova, Wells Murpbey, O. Brant McXeough and F. Sewell 
KcKeough, adjacent upland owners, for purchase of three parcels 
of eubmerged land in Little Sarasota Bay, In Section 26, Town- 
ship 38 South, Range 18 East, containing 0.92 of sn sera la 
parcel one, 0.51 of an acre In parcel two, and 0.45 of an 
acre in pare si three, making a total of 1.56 seres, aore or 
less. The land was advertised for objections only end notice 
of sals was published in the Satasota Herald on July 6, 13, 
20, 27 and August 3, 1956, with sals to be hold on this dats. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Offlcs. 

Ds script ion of the land was called out and no objections vers 
filed to the sals. 

Motion was mads by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr, Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $100.00 for esch parcel 
and confirm sale to the three clients of Mr. Brown, the deeds 
to contain the restrictive clause in reference to filling. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On June 12, 1956, the Trustsss considered 
offer of ths appraised pries of $200.00 an acre from C. L. 
McKalg, on behalf of Carlyls A. Luer and Jane P. Luer. his wifs, 
adjacent upland owners, for pure bass of a parcel of submerged 
land in Satasots Bay in Section 31, Township 36 South, Range IB 
East, lying westerly of and adjacent to Lot 9 snd the Si of 
Lot 10 Shoreland Moods, containing 1.39 acres, more or lees. 
The lsnd was advertised for objections only and notice of sals 
was published In the Sarasota Herald on July 6, 13, 20, 27 snd 
August 3, 1956, with sale to be held on thle date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed In the records of the 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was aade by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $200.00 an acre and 
confirm sale in frvor of Mr. and Mrs. Luer, the deed to carry 
the restrictive clause with reference to fllllnp. 

T0LUS1A COuMTY - On June 5 1956, the True tees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $700.00 an acre from John E. Chlsholn, 
on behalf of George E. and Ethel E. Lear, adjacent upland 
owners, for purchase of two oarcels of submerged lend in Indian 
Flv-r «t->rth, in B-etV»n "*3, Townshin 17 South, R*n*re T» East, 



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lying northeasterly of and across River a Ids Drive from Lot 22 
In Mendell'e Subdivision, containing: s total of 0.53 of an acre, 
more or lees. The land was advertised for objections only and 
notice of sale was published in the DeLand Sun News on July 6, 
13, 20, 2? and August J, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. Description of the lend was called out and 
no object' ons were filed to the sale. 

Notion vas aade by Mr. Qresn, seconded by Mr. M*yo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of 1700.00 an acre and confirm 
sals of the land in favor of Q#orga C. and Ethel C. Lear. 

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VOLUSIA COUNTY - On June 5, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of $450.00 an acre from Robert H. Matthews, on behalf or Walter 
H. Knapp, adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land In Indian River North, in Section 33, Township 
17 South, Rang* 34 Cast, lying northeasterly of and aoroas River- 
side Drive from Lots 1 and 2, Block 14 of Tote* Park, containing 
0.42 of an acre, more or lees. The larr was advertised for 
objections only and notice of sale was published In the DeLand 
Sun News on June 6, 13, 20, 27 and Auguat 3, 1956, with sale to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

De script ion or the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made by H?. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo ana adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $453.00 an acre and confirm 
•ale la favor of Mr. Knapp. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - On June 12, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $400.00 an acre from Robert H, Matthews, 
on behalf of Charles T. Tomlln, adjacent upland owner, for pur- 
chase of a parcel of subtserged land in Indian River North, In 
Section 33, Township 17 South, Range 34 Eaet, lying northeasterly 
of and adjacent to the north 50 feet of Block 13, Totem Park, 
containing 0.45 of an acre, more or leaa. The land was adver- 
tised for objections only and notice of sale was published in 
the DeLand Sun News on July 6, 13, 20, 2? and August 3, 1956, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of not lea and proof 
of publication are filed In the recorda of the Land Office. 

Description of the land waa called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made by Mr. Ore en, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $400.00 an acre and confirm 
sale In fsvor of Mr. Tomlln. 



Request froa Henry Blount, county attorney, on behalf of Duval 
County, was presented to the Trustees July 17, 1956, for acquisi- 
tion of a spoil area formerly leased to James Landon under Lease 
No. 1029, now cancelled. The Trustees agreed to grent the land 
to the county, and it 1b recooaended that the grant be made In 
the form of a dedication to the county for park purposes. The 
land la commonly known as Mud Island In the St. Johns River, 
near the Matthews Bridge in Township 2 South, Range 2? East, 
and coaprlsea a total of 4 acrse. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the True tea a approve dedication of the four (4) acres on 
Mud Island to Duval County for park purposes. 



Request was presented from N. H, Brundydge for ar- extension 
of two years on his Sand Lease No. 662 which will expire September 
1, 1956. The lease covers that portion of the Ochlockonee 
River which lies adjacent to and touches the SEi of Section 13, 
Township 2 North, Range 2 Vest, Gadsden pnd Leon Counties. 

The Land Agent recommends that terms of the l-a«e be defined 



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by the Tnistm, 

Hot ion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr, Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorise execution of a new lease for a 
period of two years, commencing September 1, 1956, at the 
suae rental as the former lease, but with the cancellation 
clause to be Included. 



't. M. Johnson, on behalf of Y, K. XcDonough and Ann K. 
McDonough, hie wife, offers $100,00 minimum for 0.2 of an 
acre of bay bottom land adjacent to their upland property 
on SugarloaX Shores, Section 3, Township 67 South, Range 27 
East, Monroe County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr, Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees agree to have the lsnd advertised for 
objections only based on offer submitted. 

Villi** H. Beardall, on behalf of Walter B. Vaughn and uorothy 
J. Vaughn, his wife, offers a minimum of |100,00 for 0.12 of 
an acre of reclaimed lake bottom land on Lake Conway, adjacent 
to their upland property in Conway Gardens, Section 20, 
Township 23 South, ffenge 30 East, Orange County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer from Mr, Vaughn and authorise 
conveyance of the l*nd without advertising. 

'iesley L. Koore offers the appraised price of $30.00 per lot 
for Lots 5, 8, 10, 11 6nd 12, Block 189, Section 21, Township 
37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee County. 

Motion wae made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Ore en and adopted, 
that the Trustee e agree to advertise the lots for competitive 
bids, starting with the offer of $30.00 per lot. 



Mr. Elliot reported that under agreement with the law firm 
of Bunt, Salley and Roman, of Miami, Florida, in August 19*9, 
It was agreed to pay said attorneys a retainer of $2,000.00 
and, upon successful termination of the litigation in the 
caae of Claughton vs. Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund, 
et al. (Burlingame Island), a contingent fee of $2000.00 would 
be paid. It was further explained that the litigation wae 
long drawn out and Involved considerable work that could not 
be foreseen, caused by intervention of two other suits. The 
attorneye feel that they are entitled to reae enable compensation 
for the extra- ordinary work and time involved, 

Mr. Elliot stated thtt this subject has been discussed with 
the Attorney General, and it is recommended that the contingent 
fee of $2000.00 be paid now and an additional $1000.00 for 
the extra work performed in this litigation. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize payment to Richard H. Hunt in 
amount of $3,000.00 as recommended, 

Mr. Elliot reported as information that several lstters have 
corns in from individuals, and a resolution from; the Town of 
Oulfport, Florida, prots sting sale of 1,750 acres, more or 
lees, in Pinellas County In the Pine and Cabbage Keys area. 
This area, among others, wae the subject of a hearing held 
in Clearwater August 9 by the Pinellas County Water and Navi- 
gation Control Authority In reference to an area of water 
bottoms applied for by Hyman and Irving Green and Bradley 
Valdron. Mr. Elliot also stated that he had asked Mr. Turner 
Vail is to attend this meeting on behalf of the Trustees; 
thr t he had done so and will n&ke report later. A full 
transcript of the meeting will be furnished the Trustees. 






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The protests and report wers ordered held for future reference 
vj-.cn the applications ere presented. 

Kr. nilot presented the following bids received for printing 
the minutes of the Trustees, Volume 30 covering the period 
July 1, 195* to June 30, 1956: 

Artcrnft Printers, Tollable see, Florida fio.10 per page 

Bu 1 * ley- Neva* n Printing Co., " ■ 11.77 * * 

General Office Equipment Co.," " 7.75 ■ " 
The R. 4 V. B. Drew Co., Jacksonville, Florida 

10.63 • " 

Roblneon'e Inc., Tallahassee, Florida 9.50 • ■ 

Rose Printing Co., ■ ■ 6.75 " ' 

Mr. Elliot explained that the low bid was made by an out-of- 
town coapanjr, and that it would be sore convenient to have the 
work done in town. Attorney General Ervln made the suggestion 
thtt If there 1b a feeling that the low bidder cannot meet the 
specifications, It might necessitate having the matter brought 
up when the Governor and the other member of the board can be 
present, and have the bidder in question make a statement, as 
every time the boards deviate from the rule of aeeptlng the 
low bid, there is criticism. Mr. Ervln suggested that the 
Trustees approve the low bid now or postpone action until a 
further hearing can be had to get an indication as to whether 
or not the low bidder oan meet the specifications. 

At the suggestion of Comptroller Green It was ordered that the 
bids be held until next week and Mr. Elliot be requested to 
contact t v e low bidder to ascertain whether or not he can meet 

the specifications as to time limit. 

Following the meeting, Mr. Elliot contacted the low bidder, 
represented by General Office Equipment Company, and wae given 
satisfactory assurance that the specifications would be met 
and bond deposited with the Trustees as required. 

The three members of the Trustees present trday, Attorney 
General Ervln, Comptroller Green and Commies loner Mayo, were 
contacted by telephone and, upon advice from Kr. Elliot that 
the bid was eatlef f-ctory , approved acceptance of the low bid 
of |7.75 per page, submitted by H. L. Wilson repreaentlng The 
Frtriklln Press, Inc., of Miami, Florida. 



Request was presented from the Board of Commies loners of State 
Institutions thit the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
accept the low bid of P. 0. Riley, painting contractor of Tallahassee, 
in amount of to, 790. 00 for making repairs and painting the 
Vhltfleld Building in Capitol Center, as recommended by the 
Construction Division of the Bosrd. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Trustees authorise 
payment to Mr. Riley of |4, 790.00 when repairs and painting of 
the Vhltfleld Building have been completed. 



Financial Statements for the month of July are as follows: 

UNDER CHAPTER 610 

Balance ae of July 1, 1956 H65.929.28 

Receipts for the Month: 

Land Sales 145,278.31 

Quitclaim Deeds 281.00 

Fill Material 37-50 

Revenue Bonds 396,387.30 

Advert lelng Refunds 469. 48 
Certified Copy of Trustees Mlnutee 10.00 

Sand and Shell Leases 16,235.0? 

Tlmb-r Leases 42.80 

011 Leases 12,208. 16 



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Mineral Leaaes 100.00 

Farm Leasee 5,664, 70 

Miscellaneous Leases 736.00 

Total Receipts for the Month of July, 1956 577,450.32 

OTAHD TOTAL 7*3,379.60 

Leas Disbursements for tha Month of July ,1956 554,002,12 

BALANCE AS OF JUL* 31, 1956 189,377.1*8 



DISBURSEMENTS FOB THE MONTH OF JULY, 1956 



Date 



Warrant No. Payee 



Amount 



7-11-56 003287 



003268 



7-16-56 



7-17-56 
7-23-56 



003289 

006676 
006677 
006678 
f 006679 
^•006680 
006681 
006662 
006683 
00668* 
006665 
006686 
006687 
006688 
006689 
006690 
007085 
007086 
012662 
012663 

011627 

011628 



7-27-56 016408 
7-31-56 017326 

007728 
007729 
007730 
007731 
007732 
007733 
007734 
007735 
007736 
007737 
007738 
007739 
007740 
007741 
007742 
007743 
O0774* 

17325 
018473 
018474 

019216 
020931 
020932 
020933 
020934 
020935 



Lake Apopka Recr. .Water 
Conserv. and Control Authority 

30,000.00 
Douglad L. HcMllllan a 
Bonnie C.McHllllan 26,400.00 

Charles F. Veils * Sadla M. 
Walls 31,565.00 

Southeastern Telephone Co. 155-45 

Vestern Union Telegraph Co. 6.50 

Standard 011 Company 3.53 

Shell 011 Company 13.09 

The Key Vest C it lien 26.06 

The Clearwater Sun 19.93 

Stuart Dally News 29.90 

Sar&aota He raid- Tribune 31.05 

The Fenaacola New-Journal Co. 51.10 
Tallahassee Democrat 50. 60 

The Miami Herald 63.00 

J. E. Pierce 83.08 

C. B. Arbogast 25.00 

A. B. Fogarty 100.00 

Sets so ta Appraisal Service 35-00 

E. 0. Rolland 39.50 

Fred M. Burns 32.70 

City of Cocoa 100,000.00 

C.F.McCall 4 Ophelia 
McCall 16,194.25 

J.Edwin Larson, State Trees. - 
Tr. to State School Fund 21,439.73 
J. Edwin Larson, State Trees. - 
Tt. to St.Bd. Conservation 14,459.70 

100,000.00 



City of Cocoa 
Prentiss HuddleBton * 
Associates 
F. C. Elliot 
V. T. Wallla 

B. 0. Morton 
A. R. Williams 

A. C, Bridget 

C. L. Vocelle 
M. 0. Barco 
j. L. Dadge 
H. R. Reeve a 

B. O. Shelfer 
S. Veils 

C. M. Greene 
R. N. Landers 
Blue Croee of Florida Inc. 
WUeon Life Insurance Company 
State Retirement 
Federal Tax 
Ray E. Ore en 
J. D. Morlarty 
Oxlavaha Baeln Recreation 

¥ater Conservation 75,000.00 

State Office Supply Company 
Capital Office Equipment Co. 
William E. Swoope, Jr. 
J. Alex Arnette, CCC 
The Clearwater Sun 
The ley Veat Cltlten 



5,859.00 
835-30 
398.20 
485.90 
473.1* 
392.43 
182.40 
404.62 
355-10 
180.80 
269.31 
379.62 
49. 35 
27.41 
23.15 
22.38 
334.74 
764.90 
96.86 
145.50 



7.83 
90.00 

4,*6 
15-33 
38.33 



r 



-«7- 



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020936 The Coral Trlbun* 17.10 





020937 


Sarasota Hera I -Tribune 


3*. 50 




020938 


A. B. Fogarty 


175.00 




020939 


Geo. F. Brass 


75.00 




0209*1 


C. B. Arbogast 


25.00 




0209*1 


The Key Vest Citizen 


*6.oo 




0209*2 


Fort Pierce Newspapers, Inc. 


1*.95 




0205*3 


The Coral Tribune 


16.10 




02094* 


HewB-Preas Publishing Company 


31.05 




020945 


The Clearwater Sun 


15.33 




0209*6 


The DeFunlak Herald 


13.80 




0209*7 


Sarasota Herald- Tribune 


26. *5 




0209*6 


OeLand Sun News 


20.70 




0209*9 


The Brads nt on Herald 


33.73 




022369 


Jeanne DeCamps Joseph 


*5, 697.16 




022370 


Alex Strauss' 


60,000.00 


TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OF JUL!, 1956 


$55*. 002. 12 






U, S. 0. S, COOPERATIVE FUND 




Balance 


aa of July 1, 1956 


* 225.00 




Receipts 




- - 




Disbursements 


- - 


Ba lanes 


aa of July 31, 1956 


I 225.00 






UNDER CHAPTER 18296 




Receipt! 


to General Revenue: 




7-16-56 






* *,087.35 


7-25-56 






197.00 


Total Receipts for the Month 


*,28*.35 


Disbursements from 0-eneral Revenue: 




7-31-56 


003991 


E. Hewitt 


I 391. *1 




003992 


M, C. Plchard 


297.55 




003993 


Provident Life 4 Accident 








Insurance "t&pany 


7.75 




00399* 


Stcts Retirement 


28.32 




003995 


Feder&l Tax 


85.80 



Total Disbursements for the Month $ 810.83 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Alachua County - Roosevelt Young requests release of oil and 
■Insral reservations in Alachua County Deed No. 115* dated 
July 17, 19**, conveying the S*i of SEi of Section 18, Township 
6 South, Range 19 East, containing *0 acres. Applicant offers 
$5.00 for said release. 

Mr. Ell lot explained that according to the policy and rules of 
the Trustees the request Is not In order. 

Motion was mads by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Kayo and adopted, 
that ths Trustees decline to release the reservations for the 
reason that the acreage Involved is far greater than all owed 

under the Trustess 1 rules. 



Hillsborough County - Ths Board of County Coin -.iss loners makes 
an offer of $150.00 for conveyance of land previously conveyed 
to the count; under Chapter 21929 for public purposes only. 
Under a special act of the 1955 Legislature the county sold the 
land Into private ownership, but question has ariaen as to the 
validity of the act and the county is requesting deed from the 
stste without the public purpose clause. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees deny the request for the reason that there 
Is question as to the validity of ths special act and the Trustees 
take the position that the county has violated ths provisions 
of the dead. 



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I 

Upon notion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



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ATTORNEY 3ESERAL - ACT IMG CBAIRXAW 

SECRETARY 



Tallahassee, Florida 
August 21, 1936 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund act on this date 
In the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Qreen, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard ■. Ervln, Attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F. C, Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Minutes of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
dated July jl, 1956, mere presented. 

Motion was made by Mr, Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees approve the minutes as presented, 



Mr. Ferguson presented request from Marshall Ader of Miami, 
Florida, for a hearing August 28, on the purchase of sub- 
merged lands In Blscayne Bay, Dade County, applied for by him 
on behalf of clients. The 23th being the meeting at which 
a number of sales will have to be considered, the Land Agent 
was requested to arrange another date for the hearing which 
will be satisfactory with the Trustees, Mr. Ader and Judge 
R. H. Hunt, with notice of such date to be sent to Mr. I. 
w. Oautler. 



Proposal was submitted from B. LI sen by for purchase of large 
areas of submerged land In Bast Bay and Escambia Bay, Escsmbls 
County, for the purpose of constructing an Island, canal and 
bridges and for Industrial purposes, 

Mr. Ferguson explained that the plans outlined appeared to 
interfere with navigation and the rights of upland proprietors, 
and recommends that the application be denied. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Green, sec on dad by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees decline the application from Mr. LI sen by. 



Humble Oil and Refining Company requests that the Trustees 
advertise for sal* under Chapter 22826, Laws of Florida, Acta 
of 1945, an oil, gas and mineral lease covering the reserved 
interest held jointly by the State Board of Education and the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund in the following 
sectlona in Hendry County, Florida, the title to said land 
having been conveyed to the United States in trust for the 
Seminole Indians : 



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Section 16, Township 48 South, Range 33 East, 
Section 16, Township 48 South, Range 34 East. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees adver- 
tise the reserved interest in the land for lease, subject to 
sealed competitive bids. 



The following applications were presented for purchase of 
state land : 

Highlands County - Robert N. Crawford offers the 
appraised price of $40. QO an acre for the SE$ or 
WE* of Section 14, Township 33 South, Range 30 East; 

Lake County - L. T. Johnson offers $25.00 an acre, 
which is in excess of the appraised price, for pur- 
chase of that part of Government Lot 7 West of Shell 
Creek, Section 25, Township 17 South, Range 29 East. 

Notion was Made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees agree to advertise the land in 
Highlands and Lake Counties for competitive bids, based on 
the offers submitted, applicant for the land In Lake County 
to furnish nap of survey and legal description. 



The following applications were presented from adjacent upland 
owners for purchase of submerged land: 

Monroe County - Or. John A. Orris offers the appraised 
price of $100.00 an acre for 4 acres adjacent to his 
upland property in Section 19, Township 65 South, 
Range 34 East, at Grassy Key; and 

Monroe County - 0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Edward 
and Harriet U. Leltner, offers the appraised price 
of $250.00 an acre for 0.7 of an acre of submerged 
land adjacent to their upland property in Section 6, 
Township 62 South, Range 39 Eaat. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise the land for objections only, baaed on the offers 
submitted. 



H. L. Thompson, on behalf of Louia A. Jacobscn and Viola 
Jacobsen of Largo, Florida, makes application to purchase 
9.91 acres of submerged land in the vicinity of "The Narrows" 
and the Town of Indian Rocks South Shore, Township 30 South, 
Range 15 East, Pinellas County. 

The Land Agent recommends that the application be denied as 
the area applied for lies within the reserved right of way of 
fairway for Intracoastal Waterway through "The Harrows", said 
right of way being 750 feet on each aide of the centerllne of 
aald waterway. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees deny the application from Mr. Thompson on 
behalf of his clients. 



At the meeting of the Trustees August 14, two aalea of 
Pinellas County land advertised for consideration on that date 
were passed over due to general objections filed. The Land 
Agent reports that no specific objections have been filed and 
recommenda that the following sales be approved: 



(1) A parcel of submerged land in Old Tampa Bay, at Safety 
Harbor, in Section 3, Township 29 South, Range 16 East, 
containing 1.72 acres, more or lesa . This parcel was 
applied for by Leo Butler on behalf of Mr. and Mra. 



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Fred K. Blel, adjacent upland owners, who offered 
the appraised price of $250.00 per acre, 

(2) A parcel of submerged land in Old Tampa Bay, at 
Safety Harbor, in Section 22, Township 28 South, 
Range 16 East, containing 1.77 acres, more or 
less. This parcel was applied for by Lancelot 
E. Wilson, on behalf of Mr. and Mrs, E. R. Yagle 
and William H. Rankin, the adjacent upland owners, 
wno offered the appraised price of $230. OO par acre. 

Motion was wade, seconded and adopted, that tne Trustees accept 
the offers submitted by the above applicants - $250.00 an acre - 
and confirm sale in favor of clients of Mr. Butler and Mr .Wilson. 



The Board of Commissioners of Sebastian Inlet District, 
Brevard County, requests that the Trustees accept no appli- 
cations for Bale of land near Sebastian Inlet pending completion 
of plans for improvement to the inlet and requirements for 
spoil areas. The District also applies for acquisition of 
submerged areas for purposes of the inlet. 

Upon recommendation from the Engineer and Secretary, motion 
was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees withdraw from sale the submerged land for one- 
half mile each side of the inlet, pending completion of plans 
for the proposed improvement, and that application to purchase 
be considered when plans have been completed and description 
of the land furnished the Trustees. 



Letter was presented from Oeneral Gilbert A. Youngberg calling 
attention to an Item carried In the Jacksonville Times union 
to the effect that Duval County Commissioner J. B. Mallard would 
like to have the name "Mud Is 1 ami" changed, and aaka for 
suggestions as to a new name. General Youngberg has suggested 
the name "Peyton Island", in recognition of the long and 
valuable service rendered by John R. Peyton in the U.S. Engineer 
Office from 190Q to 1952, and the same recommendation has been 
made to the County Commissioners of Duval County . 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the True tees concur 
in changing the name of Mud Island to Peyton Island, provided 
the change is satisfactory to the County Commissioners. 



Mr. Elliot reported that objections are being filed with the 
Trustees to the sale of submerged bottoms in Pinellas County 
referred to as approximately 1800 acres known as Tierra Verde 
area. Formal application to purchase this tract haa not been 
made to the Trustees . 

Attorney General Ervin presented two letters on the subject, 
one from the St. Petersburg Independent, approving the aale, 
and the other from the Women's Democratic Club protesting the 
sale. 

The letters were ordered filed for consideration when the 
application has been received. 



The Trustees were advised that the Board of Commissioners of 
State Institutions has authorized reimbursement of $5,859.00 
paid by the Trustees to Prentiss Huddles ton and Associates for 
architectural services in connection with Headquarters Build- 
ing, Department of Public Safety. 

The Trustees directed that request for reimbursement be made 
as authorized. 



Mr. Terry Lee, Coordinator, stated to the Board of Commissioners 
of State Institutions that there has been some confusion with 



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reference to a bid awarded by the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund last Meek for orlnting minutes. The 
following presentation was made to the Board of Commissioners: 

Representative Mai lory Home of Leon County, as attorney for 
Tallahassee Printers Association, appeared before the Board 
end stat-d the low bid for said printing was made by an 
Office Supply Company, with no disclosure of the principal, 
and urged that the Cabinet, In the future, accept bids only 
from printing firms and stated that this is a requirement of 
the law. 

Attorney Qeneral Ervln agreed that It la advisable that the 
name of the printing firm be disclosed st the time of making 
a bid, as the State Agency has the duty of selecting a 
responsible bidder; that in this Instance the low bid was 
bona fide, the agency was disclosed, and the agent offered 
to do the work for One Dollar per page cheaper than the sec- 
ond low bidder, and suggested that Mr. yiiaon explain the 
matter. 

Mr. R. L. Wilson, owner of Qeneral Office Equipment Company 
of Tallahassee and agent for Franklin Press of Miami, stated 
that his secretary, by mistake, wrote the bid on stationery 
of Qeneral Office Equipment Company instead of Franklin press 
stationery, which has caused the criticism. 

Without objection the Board agreed that the future policy of 
the Cabinet will be that the principal must participate Jointly 
with his agent in submitting bids for printing, or state 
specifically that he will be bound by the terms offered by 
his agent. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm action taken August 1%, 1956 awarding to the Franklin 
Press, Inc., of Miami, Florida, the bid for printing minutes 
of the Trustees at the rate of $7.75 per page based on 
specifications furnished the bidder. 



At a Joint meeting of the Statt Board of Conservation and 
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, Attorney Qeneral 
Ervln called attention to a number of telegrams received In 
his office from parties in the Pensacola area pretesting sal- 
vage operations on the battleship "Massachusetts". Protests 
are based on the fact that fishing in waters of the bay Is 
being disturbed by said operations. Mr. Ervln reported 
further that Mr. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary of the Trustees, 
had called the Navy Department in Pensacola and the District 
Engineer, Department of the Army, In Mobile, Alabama, for 
Information with reference to the salvage operation and was 
told by the District Engineer that a permit had been Issued 
to the Southern Scrap Metal Company of New Orleans, Louisiana, 
that the United States would interpose no objections to salvage 
operations on the Maasachuaetta, located on the eastern tip 
of Caucus Shoals westward of the entrance, in the Gulf of 
Mexico, to Pensacola Bay, the said ship having been abandoned 
by the Navy sometime ago. It was further brought out that 
the old Battleship was sunk in 1922, about two (2) miles off- 
shore, at the mouth of Pensacola Harbor, 

After further discussion, motion waa made by Mr. Ervln, 
seconded by Mr. Qreen and adopted, that the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund Join the state Board of Conservation 
in taking the necessary procedure against dismantling and 
removal of the battleship Maasachuaetta, lying outside the 
waters of Pensacola, and if lawful to do so that the two 
boards, through the Attorney Oeneral, the Conservation 
Director and Mr. Elliot, try to prevent the salvage opera- 
tions. It was so ordered. 



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Mot' on was made by Kr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the following salaries and necessary and regular expanses 
be approved for payment: 

Elliot, Engineer and secretary $1050.00 

Hal lis. Engineer 500.00 

Morton, Fiber Technologist 625.00 

Ferguson, Land Agent 5O0.00 

Williams, Assistant Engineer 597.92 

Bridges, Auditor 515-00 

Vocelle, Attorney 250.00 

Barco, Secretary -Clerk 52*. 17 

Dedge, Secretary -Clerk 460.00 

Reeves, Clerk -Stenographer 108.87 

Conner, Clerk -Stenographer 225.00 

Shelfer, clerk -Stenographer 338.75 

Greene, Rental Agent 52.50 

Landers, Maid 29.16 

Jon S. Beazley U69.24 

Thaddeus L. Butler 87.00 

Benjamin 3. Roberta 246.00 

H. 0. Morton 5*3.69 
Archie Boatwright 23.--92.55 

General Office Equipment Co. 10. SO 

Capital Office Equipment Co. Inc. l*^- 2 

Oeo. 0. Crawford, CCC Leon County 8,00 

C. B. Arbogaat 25.00 

A. B. Fogarty 50 ,00 

The Key West Citizen 18. 40 

The Clearwater Sun 23.75 

The Bradenton Herald 12.27 

The Lake City Heporter 13.80 

Southeastern Telephone Co. 119.5£ 

Western Union Telegraph Co. 2.28 

Prank H. Marks, CCC Broward County a. 20 

Ed Scott, CCC Collier County 1.75 

United States Post Office 15-00 

Sarasota He -aid -Tribune 16.10 

Tallahassee Democrat 18. 40 

The Miami Herald 9*. 50 

Port Lauderdale Dally News 26.45 

The Bradenton Herald 32.9* 

Carl 0. Harding 250.00 

Prank J. Anderson 150.00 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer - Transfer 

to State School Fund 63, 142 .96 

Transfer 



J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

to State Board Conservation 
Richard H. Hunt 
Ray E. Oreen, Comptroller 
General Office Equipment Co. 
Capital Office Equipment Co. 
Carl Go a bee 
The Miami Herald 
News-Press Publishing Co. 
DeLand Sun Hews 
C. P. Mason 
R. M. McLane 
J, D. Moriarty 
A. R. Willi! 



Total 



15.398.97 

3,000.00 

126. 15 

3-80 

12.00 

110.00 

119.70 

17.25 

48.30 

58.80 

22.05 

22.25 

64.20 

1113.664.11 



SUBJECTS UKDBR CHAPTER 18296 

Re que at was presented from the Board of County Commission*™ 
of Hillsborough County for issuance of Hillsborough County 
Deed Ho. 625-Suppl.-Cor. for the purpose nf including certain 
certificates which were omitted from original Deed No. 625. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and 
adopted, that thm Trustee s approve Issuance of corrective deed 
In favor of Hillsborough County a* requested, the Attorney 



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General's office taring aooroved such action. 



notion vox aacie by Mr. Larson, aaconded by Mr, Ervln and adopted, 
that the following salaries and bills be approved for payment: 

C. Hewitt, Cl-r St- Bookkeeper $ 472.06 

X. C. Richard, Secretary- Clerk 338.75 

E. Hewitt 27.90 

Sulkley- Newman Printing Co. 85.00 

Yyatt's 3ualnena Hachlnea 23.00 
General Office Equipment Co. 



Total 



7.95 
t 954.66 



Uoon notion duly adopted, the True tee e adjourned. 

S\ GOVERNOR 

SECRETARY r&^ 



CHAIRMAN 



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Tallaha aae a , nor Ida 
September 4, 1956 

?.-• Turste-e of the Internal Improvement Fund net on thla date 
In the Board Room, offices of the Governor at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Ore en, Comptroller 

Richard V. Ervln, Attorney General 

Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



7. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Tan H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Minute a of the Trustees dated August 7 and 14 were presented for 
approval . 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
""hat the Trustees approve the minutes aa presented. 



Mr. Ferguson reported that the following salee were advertised 
to be held August 28, but a quorum of the True tee a was not present 
and competitive bids were received and objections filed, with 
disposition to be mede on this date. 

DADE COUNTY - On July 10, 1956, the Trustees considered offer of 
the appraised price of $.600.00 from Frank M. Buchanan for purchase 
of Lot I, Section 21, Township 56 South, Range 41 East, containing 
0.96 of an »cr!. Ths land waa advertlosd for competitive bids 
starting at 1600.00 for the lot, aid notice of sale was published 
in the Miami Herald on July 27, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1956, 
with sale to be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice and proof 
of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the lend was called out In the board room on date 
advertised -snd competitive bidding resulted In a high bid of 
$760.00 for the lot from John C. Cutting and Samuel 3. Berger. 
T*« sid vp» v—T.4 fop urtrnn *»y th<» Tru»te*s on this date. 



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Motion was made, seconded end aio-ted, th*>t trie Trustees 
acceot the offer of S76O.0Q and, confirm sale In fnvor of 
John C. Cutting an.1 Miami Collection Agency, Inc. 



OICESCHOBEE COUNTY - On June 26, 1956, the Trustees considered 

off or of the appraised price of #35.10 per lot from Kre. Either 

Draughon for ourchtse of Lots 13 to 20 Inclusive, Block 9, 

and Lota 1, 3, h t and 13 to 20 inclusive, Block 12, of Southwest 

Addition to Okeechobee, In Sections 16 find 21, Township 37 

South, flange 35 S*et, The lsnd wta advertised for competitive 

bids, starting vlth the offer of $35 - nft per lot, end notice 

of the sale was published In the Okeechobee News on July 20, 

27, August 3, 10 *nd 17. 1956, with ssle to be held August 28, 1956. 

Copy of notice end proof of publication ere filed In the records 

of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out In the Board Boon on 
date advertised end competitive bide were oe.de en separate lots, 
and then on lots as a whole, resulting In * high bid for all 
the lots of 81, 710. 00 from John C. Cutting and Samuel B. Berger, 
on behalf of John C. Cutting end Miami Collection Agency, Inc. 

Motion wee made, seconded and ado- ted, that the Trustees accept 
the high bid of |1,710.00 and confirm esle in favor of Mr. 
Cutting end Hiami Collection Agency, Inc. 



BREVARD COUNTY - On June 26, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200,00 an acre from Edward 
M. Poe, on behalf of Lura C. Poe, the adjacent upland owner, 
for purchase of *».l ecree of submerged lend In Section y*, 
Township 21 South, Ran^e 35 East and In Section 3, Township 22 
South, Range 35 Eeet. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notice of sale was published in the Star Advocate 
of Tltuerllle, Florida, on July 20, 27, August 3, 10, and 17, 
1956, with sale to be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land 
Office. Description of the land was called out on date adver- 
tised and objections were filed to the aele by Mrs. flora nee 
Robblne . 

Motion wsa made, seconded end adopted, that action be deferred 
on this sals and a date set for September 18 to hear objections. 



BHtVARD COUNTY - On July 3, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of f 150. 00 an acre from J. J. Parrleb, Jr. 
on behalf of the adjacent upland owner for purchase of e parcel 



of submerged land In the Indie n Rlv-r lying easterly of and 
adjacent to Fractional Section 13, Townahl- 23 South, Ronge 

35 East, end Fractional Section 18, Townshln 23 South, Renge 

36 East, containing 32.1 acree, more or lees. The land was 
advertised for objections only snd notice of the sale wee 
published In the Star Advocate of Titusvllle, Florida, with 
sale to be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice ana proof of 
publication are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land waa called out in the Board Room on 
August 28, 1956, end objections to the sale were filed by Mr. 
and Mrs. Louis Bard. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that action be deferred 
on this eale and a date set for September 18 to hear objections. 



See 
Minutes 

of Sept, 

18, 1956 
confirm- 
ation of 
sale. 



COLLIER COUNTY - On June 26, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of #7,312.00 from Robert A. Scott, on 
behalf of Collier Development Corporation, the adjacent upland 
owner, for purchase of a parcel of foraerly submerged land In 
Sections 10, 11 and 15, Township 50 South, Range 25 East, lying 
between Government Lot 5 and Governnent Lots i* end 6 of said 
Section 10, between Government Lota 2 and 3 and Oov«rrin»nt Lot 
4 of said Section 11, and between Government Lot 1 f-nd Government 
Lot 2 of Section 15, containing 72.75 eeVee, more or less. The 



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land was advertlaed for objections only and notice of sale waa 
published in the Collier County Hews on July 20, 27, August 3, 
10 and 17, 1956, with sale to be held August 28, 1956. Copy 
of not lea and proof of publication era filed in the records of 
the Land Office, 

Description of the land waa celled out In the Board Room on 
the data advertised, and no objections vera filed to the sals. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of 17,312.00 and confirm sale In favor of Collier 
Development Corporation. 



DUVAL COUNTY. - On July 3, 1956, the Truetees considered offer 
of ths appraised price of $250.00 an acre from Adair, Ulner, 
Murehlsoh, Kent A Ashby, on behalf of National Container Corpora- 
tion, for the purchase of a parcel of land now being submerged 
or bottom land below the high water mors: of the St. Johns River, 
contiguous to a part of the Charles F. Slbbald Grant In Section 
50, Township 1 South, Range 27 East, the point of reference being 
more particularly described as commencing at a oncrete monument 
located In the northerly line of Hate Street, formerly Known aa 
Magnolia Avenue, on raplat of Talleyrand Towneite, and thence 
by metes and bounds description. The land was advert leed for 
objections only, snd notice of sale wss published In the Florida 
Times Union on July 20, 27, August 3, 11 and 17, 1956, with sale 
to be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed in the records of theLand Office. Description of the 
land was called out In the Board Boon on the date advert laed, 
and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion waa made, seconded snd adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of 1250.00 an acre end confirm sale in favor of Rational 
Container Corporation. 



MANATEE COUNTY - On June 19, 1956, the Trustee • considered offer 
of the appraised orlce of $225.10 an acre from C. L. McKalg, 
on behalf or Erwln Oremll, II, Erwln Oremll and Mamie H. Qremll, 
his wife, and Harvey C. Church and Ruth R. Church, hie wife, 
adjacent upland owner*, for purchase of a parcel of auNnerged 
land In Sarasota Bay, In Section 27, Township 35 South, Range 17 
East, lying southwesterly of a tract of uplend described as begin- 
ning at a point 1725 feet vest of the Northeast corner of said 
Section 27, thence Veet on the section llne60? feet, more or lees, 
to the mean high water mark of Sarasota Bay, thence southeasterly 
along the mean high water mark to a point south of the point of 
beginning, thence North 325 feet more or leas to the point of 
beginning. Bald parcel of submerged land contains 27.7? acres, 
more or less. The land was advertised for objections only end 
notice of sale wae published In the Bradenton Herald on July 
20, 27, Auguat 3, 10 and 17, 1956, with sale to be held Auguat 
28, 1956. Copy or notice and proof of publication are filed 
in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out In the Board Room on the 
date advertised, and no objections were filed on date of aale. 

Motion wae made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer Of $225.00 an acre and confirm sale In favor of Mr. 
HcRalg's clients. 



MANATEE COUNTY - On July 3, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $250.00 an acre from F. Dnel Rogells 
on behalf of Longboat Oulf Lodge, Inc., for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land In Beraaote Bay in Section 25, Township 35 
South, Range 16 East, containing 4.18 acres, more or less. The 
land wae advertised for objectlona only and notice of sale was 
published In the Bradenton Herald on July 20, 27, August 3, 10 
and 17, 1956, with sale to be held August 26, 1956. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication arm filed In the records of the 
Land Office. Description of the lend was celled out in the 
Board Room on date advertised, and no protests were filed to 
ths sals. 



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■tot Ion was made, second-d and adopted, th#t the Trustees 
accept trie offer of $250. DO an acre and conflra aale in favor 
of Longboat Gulf Lodge, Inc. 



MAMA TEE COUNT* - On July 3, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of 1500,00, which is In excee* of the appraised price, 
frota Henrr Cuol, the adjacent upland owner, for a parcel of 
submerged lend in Sereeota Bay in Section 25, Township 35 
South, "Heruje 1? East, lyinp northeasterly of *nd adjacent 
to Tracts 9 and 10 of Plat of Subdivision of Longboat Key, 
containing 2. IS scree, more or less. The lend waa advertleed 
for objections only and notice of the sale waa published 
In the Bradenton Herald on July 20, 27, August 3, 10 and 17, 
1956, with 5il- to he held Auguet 26, 1956. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication axe filed In the records of the 
Land Office, Description of the land was called out in the 
board rooD on ".he date advertised and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was Bade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustess aocept 
ths offer of §500.00 for the parcel and oonflra sale In faror 

of Mr. Cupi. 



MARTIN COUNTY - On July 10. 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised orlce of 1200.00 an acre froa Evans Crery, 
on behalf of Frances Langford Evlnrude, the adjacent uoland 
owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the St. 
Lucie Rlv*r, in Sections Jk and 35, Township 37 South, Range 
i»l East, containing 9.55 scree, store or less. The lend was 
advertised for objections only and notice of sale was published 
In the Stuart News on July 26 August 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1956, 
with ssle to be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice snd 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 
Description of the land was called out in the Board Rooa on 
the date advertised, snd no objections were filed to ths eels. 

Motion was nsde, seconded snd adopted, that the Trustess accept 
the offer of $200,00 sn acre end conf lrn ssle In favor of 
Trances Langford Evlnrude. 



H0NB0E COUNT* - On June 19, 1?56, the Trustees considered offer 
of $200.00 an sere froa Bslph'E. Cunnlnghasi, Jr., on behalf of 
Stanley Swltllck, the sdjacent upland owner, for purchass of a 
parcel or submerged land in Boot Key Harbor in Section in. 
Township 66 South, Ranee 32 Best, lying southwesterly of and 
adjacent to Government Lot 4 of as Id Section 10, containing 
5,5 acres, aore or less. Ths Land wee advertised for objections 
only snd notice of the aale wae published in the Coral Tribune 
of Key West on July 20, 27, August 3. 10 *nd 17, 1956, with 
sale to be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed In the records of the Land Office, 
Description of ths land was called out in the Board Rooa on 
ths date advertised, end no objection* were filed to the ssle. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
conflra sale in ravor of Mr. Swltllk et the price offered - 
4200.00 an acre. 



M0NBO£ COUNTY - On June 19, 1956, the Trustee! considered 
offer of the appraised price of f 300. 00 an acre from O. A. 
Crewshsw, on behalf of L. L. Priae, J. 8. Priae, J. C. Post 
and L. L. Green, adjacent uplcnd owner*, for purchase of a 
oexcel of subaerged lend In the Straits of Florida, in Section 
33, Township 63 South, Htnge 37 Etst, lying *outhessterly 
of snd sdjacent to Lots 1, 2 and the southwesterly one- ha If 
of Lot U, Block 10, Stratton'e Subdivision, contslnlng 2.30 
seres, more or less. The lend woe advertised for objections 
only *nd notles of sals wes nubllshed in the Corel Tribune 
of Key Vest, on July 20, 2?,* August 3, 10 and 17, 1956, with 
ssle to be held Awuet 28, 1956. Copy or notice snd proof of 
•(tjMicftVB er* flf»d in th« records of the LpM Office. 



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Description or the land was celled out In the Board Room on 
the date advert leed, end no object lone vera filed to the aele. 

Hot Ion was made, seconded end adopted, that the True tees confirm 
Bale in favor of Kr, Cravshew's clients at the price offered - 
1300.00 an acre. 



MO 'fflc E COUNTY - On June 19, 1956, the Trust see considered offer 
of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from O. A. Craw shew, 
on behalf of Clara Key Downey, for purchase of e parcel of sub- 
merged land In Sect lone 32 end 33, Township 63 South, Range 3? 
East, Upper Katecumbe Key, described by mstes and bounds description 
starting fron the most northerly corner of Lot "A", according 
to Plat of Stratton's Subdivision, run southeasterly along the 
northeasterly boundary of tot "A", a distance of 655 feet to the 
high water line on the shore of the Straits of Florida end the 
point of beginning, containing 2.4 acres, more or lesa. The 
lend wee advertised for objections only end notice of the sale 
wee published In the Coral Tribune of Key Vest, Florida, on 
July 20, 27, August 3, 10 and 17, 1956, with sale to be held 
August 26, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the lend wee called out in the board room on the 
dete advertised end no objections were filed to the sole. 

Motion wee nrde, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
scle In fsvor of Clara May Downey at the price offered - 1300.00 
mn acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - On June 26, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from O. A. Crewehew, 
on behalf of Marie B. Cellos, the adjacent uplend owner, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Straits of Florida, 
In Section 26, Township 63 South, Range 37 teat, lying south- 
easterly of and adjacent to Lot 7, Block 12 of Stratton's 
Subdivision, containing 0.92 of an acre, More or leas. The 
lsnd was sdvertlssd for objections only and notice of the sals 
was published In the Key West C it lien on July 20, 27, August 3, 
10 and 17, 1956, with aale to be held on August 26, 1956. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication ere filed In the records of 
the Lend Office. Description of the lend was celled out In the 
Board Room on the date advertised and no objections were filed 
to the sale. 

Hot ion was mads seconded end adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale In favor of Maris B. Cellos at the price offered - $300.00 
an acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - On July 3, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of $200.00 an acre from V. A. Perrleh, on behalf of John D. 
Oelney, Jr., the adjeeent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged lsnd In the Gulf of Mexico, In Section 2*., Township 
65 South, Range 33 East, lying northerly of end adjacent to Lot 21, 
Block 62, Grain's Subdivision of Oraaey Key, containing 0.63 of 
an acre, more or less. The lend was advertised for objections 
end notice of the sals was published in the Key Vest Cltlten on 
July 20, 27, August 3, 10 and 17, 1956, with sele to bs held on 
Atuniet 28, 1956. Copy of notice end proof of publication are 
ril-d in the records of the Lend Office. 

Description of the land was celled out In the board rooa on 
date advert iaed rnd no objections were filed to the sals. * 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
aele in favor of John D. Galney, Jr., at the price offered - 
f20P.no an acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - On July 3, 1956, the True tee e considered offer 
of $1 0C.no for the parcel from E. Martinet, the adjacent upland 
owner, for ourchaee of e parcel of submerged land In the Straits 



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of Florid*, In Sac t ion 36, Township 66 South, H*nge 28 East, 
lying southeasterly of and adjacent to Lota 7 and B of the 
amended Plat of Sun.iieri.end Beach, containing O.kl of an acre, 
more or less. The land was advert leed for objections only 
and notice of the sale was published In the Key Vest Citizen 
on July 20, 27, August 3, 10 and 17, 1956, with sale to be 
held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed In the records of the Lend Office, 

Description of the land was called out In the Board Boon on 
the date advert leed end no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale In favor of Mr. Martinet at the price offered - 

$100.00 for the parce 



MONROE COUNT! - On July 10 1956, the Trustses considered offer 
of the appraised price of 1300.00 an acre from 0. A. Crawahaw, 
on behalf of Boris Golenkow and wife, the adjacent upland owners, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged lend In Section 15, 
Township 64 South, Range 36 East, lying southeasterly of and 
adjacent to Lots 39 and 40, Slock 3 of Amended and Extended 
Plat of Matecumbe Ocean- Bay Subdivision Section 1, containing 
0,92 of an acre, more or less. The land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of the sale was published in the 
Coral Tribune of Key Vest, Florida., on July 27, August 3, 10, 
17 and 24, 1956, with sale to be held on August 28, 1956. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed In the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land wfb called out in the Board Room on 
the date advertised and no objections were filed to the sals. 

Motion was male, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale in favor of Mr. Golenkow and wife at the price 
offered - $300.00 an acre. 



MONROE C0UNTX - On July 10. 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $500.00 an aere for Parcel "A* and 
$350.00 an acre for Parcel •B", from John P. Qoggln, on behalf 
of Ferdinand Prlbyl, the adjacent upland owner, for purchase 
of Parcel "A 1 , being aubmerged land In Section 27, Township 
64 South, Range 35 East, described ss commencing at the inter- 
section of the Vest line of Section 34, said township and range, 
and the oenterllne of U. S. Highway Mo. 1 as existing January 
15, 1956, thence by metes and bounds description, and containing 
2.5 acres, more or less; and Parcel "B", being submerged land 
In Section 34, Township 64 South, Range 35 Eaat, described aa 
commencing at the intersection of the Vest line of Section 34, 
eald township and range, Long Key, and the center line of U. B. 
Highway No. 1, as existing January 15, 1956, thence by metes 
and bounds description, containing 2.0 acres, more or lees. 
The land was advert leed for objections only and notice of the 
sale was published in the Coral Tribune of Key West on July 

27, August 3, 10, 17 &nd 24, 1956, with sale to be held Auguat 

28, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
in the records of the Land Office, 

Description of the land was called out in the Board Room on 
date advertised and no object lone were filed to the eale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustses confirm 
sale In favor of Mr. Prlbyl at the price offered - $500.00 
per acre for Parcel "A 1 , and $350.00 per acre for Parcel "B". 

MONRO! C0UHTY - On July 10 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from G. A. Crawahaw 
on behalf of Arthur Llndmu and wife, the adjacent uplend owners, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Section 6, Town- 
ship 64 South, Range 37 East, southeasterly of and adjacent 
to the southwesterly 25 feet of Lot 7 end Lot 8 or Cerlbee 
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William H. Psrker Homestead, containing 0.? or an acre, 
or lees. The land was advertised for objections only and 
notice of the aete was published in the Coral Tribune of Key 
Vest, on July 2? August 3, 10, 17 and 2«, 1956, with eels to 
be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed In the records of the Lfnd Office. 

Description of l ha land was called out In the board rooa on 
the date advertised and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale in favor of Hr. Linda u and wife at the price offered - 
$300.00 an acre. 



PINELLAS COUNT! - On June 19, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $250.00 en acre froa L. E. 
¥il*on, on behalf of E. 8. Hoi ton, the adjacent upland owner, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged lend In Old Tanoa Say, 
In Section 3, Township 29 South, Range 16 Saet, lying southeasterly 
of and across Bay shore Drive froa Lots 3, * end 5, Block "D" 
of Weshlngton-Brennan Subdivision, containing 1.72 acres, more 
or less. The land was advertised for objections only and notice 
of the sale was published in the Clearwater Sun on July 20, 27, 
August 3, 10 and 17, 1956, with sele to be held August 28, 1956. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the lend was called out In the board room on - 
the date advertised and no objections were filed to the sale. 
Approval of Pinellas County Water find Navigation Control Authority 
Is on file. 

Motion was aada, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale in favor of Mr. Hoi ton at the price offered - #250,00 an acre. 



PINELLAS COUNT* - On July 10, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of tne appraised price of ,250. no en acre froa Lao K. 
Butler on behalf of B. L. Rutledge, the adjacent upland owner, 
for purchase or a parcel of submerged land in Old Tampa Bay In 
Section 3, Township 29 South, Range 16 East, lying southeasterly 
of and across Bayahore Drive from Lots 1 and 2, Block 21 of Replat 
of South Green Springs Subdivision to Safety Harbor, containing 
1.06 acres, more or less. The l&nd wi advertised for objections 
only and notice of tSaj sale wee published In the Clearwater Sun 
on July 27, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1956, with sale to be held 
August 28, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed in the records of the Lan. J Office. 

Description of the land was called out In the board room on 
the date advertised end no objections were filed to the sale. 
Approval of Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority 
is on file. 

Motion was made, seoonded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
esle In favor of Dr. Rutledgs at the price offered - $250.00 an acre. 



SARASOTA C0UMTV - On June 19, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised *jrlce of #200. no en acre from John R. Wood on 
behalf of' Blanche Travis, the adjacent upland owner, for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged lend in Little Sarasota Bay In Section 
20, Township 37 South, Range 18 5a st, described as starting from 
the northwest corner of Section 20, said township end range, 
and thence south along the weet line of said Section 20, 97 feet 
to the centerllne or StlcXney Point Hoed (66 feet wide}, and 
thencs by letee end bounds description, containing n.52 of an 
acre, more or leas. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notice of the sale was published in the Sarasota Herald 
on July 20, 27, August 3, 10 and" 17, 1956, with sale to be held 
August 28, 195o. Copy of notice fe.nd proof of publication are 
filed in the records of the Land Office. Description of the 
land ins called out in the board room on the date advertised 
and no objections wsre filed to the sale. 



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Motion was mtde, seconded and adopted, thet the Trustee ■ 
confirm sale in favor of Blanche TtbtIb at the price offered 
#200.00 an acre - conditioned that the deed when leeued will 
carry the reetrlctive covenant with reference to filling. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On June 19, 1956, the True tee ■ considered 
offer of the appraised price of 1125.00 an acre froa Kenneth 
g. Brown, on behalf of Bobert H. Jennings, for purchase of 
a parcel of submerged lend in Lemon Say In Sections 15 and 
16, Township 40 South, Range 19 East, lying easterly of and 
adjacent ot the south 183 feet of the north 4462 feet of 
said Section 16, containing 4.01 acres, more or less. Tb* 
land was advertised for objections only end notice of the 
sale was published in the Sarasota Herald on July 20, 27 
August 3, 10 and 17, 1956, with sals to be held August 26, 
1956. Copy of notice snd proof of publication are filed in 
the records of the Land Office. Description of the land 
waa called out in the board room on the date advert leed and 
no objections vers filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded arid adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale in favor of Robert N. Jennings at the price 
offered - $125.00 an aere, conditioned that the deed when 
issued will contain the restrictive covenant with reference 
to filling. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On July 10, 1956, the Trustees eonsidsrsd 
offer of #100,00 from Thomas C. Llghtfoot, the adjscsnt upland 
owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged lend in Sarasota 
Bay, In Section 36, Township 36 South, Range 17 East, and 
Section 31, Township 36 South, Range 16 Best, lying north- 
easterly of and adjacent to Lots 31 to 34, inclusive, of 
Bay Island Subdivision, containing 0.26 of sn acre, more or 
less. The land was advertised for objections only and notice 
of the sale was published, in the Sarasota Herald on July 27, 
August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 1956, with sale to be held August 
26, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication era filed 
In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land wae called out In the board room on 
the date advertised snd no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was mads, seconded snd adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale In favor of Kr. Llghtfoot at the pries offered - 
I10O.00 for the parcel, conditioned that the deed whan Issued 
will carry the restrictive covenant with reference to filling. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On July 10, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $100.00 sn acre froa H. I. Lowrey 
on behalf of 0. J. Frlckelssen and wife, the adjacent upland 
owners, for purchase of a parcel Of eubaerged land in Govern- 
ment Lot 2, Section 35, Township 4o South, Range 19 East, 
containing 3.4 acres, more or less. The land was advertised 
for objections only snd notice of the sale was published 
in the Sarasota Herald on July 27, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 
1956, with sale to be held August 28, 1956. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed In the records of the Land 
Office. j 

Description of the Tend wae called out In the board room on 
the data advertised aid no objections were filed to the sals. 

Motion wae made, seconded end adopted, that the True tee e accept 
tne offer of $100.00 an acre and confirm sale in favor of 
Mr, Frlckelesen and wife, conditioned that the deed when issued 
shall carry ths restrictive covenant with reference to filling. 



At the meeting August 14, 1956, the Trustees agreed that the 
tiae fixed for land sales be changed froa 11:00 o'clock A.M. to 
10:00 o'clock A.M. It Is now requested that ths tine be 



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fixed at 10:30 A.M., In view of the fact that the plana schedule* 
Into Tallahassee will make It Inconvenient for persona desiring 
to* cone before the board. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the tins for com- 
asnalng land sales by the Trustee a be fixed at 10:30 A.M. 
affecting any tales to be advertised after September 4, 1956. 



Without objection It was agreed that Mr. Elliot and Mr. Ferguson 
fix a date convenient to Mr. Marshall Ader and Judge Richard 
H. Hunt for hearing objections to sale of submerged land in 
BlacFyne Bar applied for by Mr. Ader. 

Mr. Elliot stated that his report on the subject Is ready for 
presentation, end Mr. Morlarty le working on hie. 



Mr. Ferguson, Land Agent, requests that be be directed as to the 
type of proof of ownership to be furnished by upland owners making 
application to purchase adjacent submerged lands and recommends 
that applicants be required to submit certificate by a licensed 
obstruct company dolnc business In the county In which applicant's 
upland Is situated. 

Without objection, it was agreed that the procedure suggested 
by Mr. Ferguson be followed. 



Florence R. Vorkeller makes application for a two year extsnalon 
of her Sand Lease Mo. 825 expiring September 19, 195o, The land 
under lease comprises an Irregular ehaped area 450 feet wide and 
about 650 feet long, lying Immediately north of and connecting 
with the Federal project channel for Melbourne Harbor, located 
In Section 2, Township 28 South, Range 37 East, Brevard County, 
Lessee pays ten cents (lO**) per cubic yard for sand removed. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees defer 
action on request for extension end that the Land Agent Investigate 
the price of sand at the present tins. 



Roy C. Kill, on behalf of Rillcrest Estates, makes application 
for a perpetual easement on an area extending from mean high 
water line of U. S. Government Lot 9, Section 8, Township 19 
South, Range 20 East, Citrus County, to the mean high water line 
of U. S. Government Lot ^ of said Section 8. Applicant desires 
to construct a causeway from Government Lot h to Government Lot 
9, end lslpnd, and his engineer estimates 2000 yards of fill 
material will be required. Re offers lino.oo for th* material, 

Mr. Elliot explained that when the lake is at ordinary level 
the sol leant' has access from one lot to the other, but With 
the lake low like it has been for sometime, the only way ha oould 
get from one lot to the other would be to construct a oauseway. 
He reccfluaendK permission be granted for construction of the 
causeway conditioned upon applicant being requirsd to provide 
a channel along each side of the causeway and an opening through 
the causeway twelve feet (12*) wide with elevation not lees 
than three (3) feet above high lake level so that navigation 
vould have free passcge. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee s author its 
•ale of the fill material at the price offered, provided applicant 
will construct the said causeway with the openings as recommended 
by Mr. Elliot. 



Charles a. OglsBby offers tre appraised price of 1125.00 an acre 

for Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 23, Township 58 South, 

Range M Eeft, containing 4*8.07 acres, more or less, in Dade County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to decline the bid without 
prejudice. 



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Without objection, it was agreed that hereafter the Trustees 
require applicant to disclose what hie purpose le In acquiring 
the land, for the reason that thla information vlll be of 
value to the True tee a In making a decision as to the eale. 



The following applications were presented for pure ha ee of 
submerged land adjoining upland property of applicants: 

1. Martin County - Harry F. Dyer on behalf of the following 
clients offers the appraised price of $110.00 per acre 
for submerged land lying Easterly of their upland and 
westerly of the two islands owned by then in the Indian 
River near Jensen Beach, Florida: 

E. C. Warehelm - 6.58 acres; 

Herbert A. Hlers and Adeline V. fliers, his wife - l*.51 acres; 
Ralph H. Hlers and Avola B. Hlers, hla wife - 1.^*7 acres; 
alarm V. Cook and Olive V. Cook, hie wife - 1.92 acres. 

2. Monroe County - Ralph E. Cunningham, Jr., on behalf of 
Katharine M. Haugen, offers the appraised price of #300.00 
an acre for a parcel of subm-rged land in Section *>, Town- 
ship 66 South, Range 33 East; 

3. Monroe County - William H. Neblett, on behalf of the First 
National Bank of Leesburg, Florida, as Trustee Under Trust 
No. 246, offers the appraleed price of $300.00 an acre for 
one (1) acre of submerged land adjacent to his client's 
property on Upper Hatecumbe Key, Section 26, Township 63 
South, Range 37 Eaet; 

U. Monroe County - G. A. Crevshav, on oehalf of Isaac J. 
Koltweit Bnd Irene D. Koltwelt, adjacent upland owners, 
off ere the appraised price of 1300.00 an acre for 0.50 
of an 1 acre of submerged lend in the Florida Straits, In 
Section 6, Township 6a South, Range 3? Esst; 

5. Monroe County - O. A. Crawehaw, on behalf of Ralph Ruhl, 
the adjacent upland owner, offers the appraleed price of 
(300.00 an acre for 0.68 of an acre of submerged land 

in the Florida Straite, in Sections 5 snd 6, Township 
64 South, Range 37 East; 

6. St. Lucie County - John 9. Mlchaelaon off ere the appraised 
pries of $200.00 an acre for 9.13 acres In Section 27, 
Township 36 South, Range 41 East; 

7. Volusia County - William M. Gillespie, on behalf of George 
Watson Burr and Caroline S. Burr, his wife, offers ths 
appraised price of $200.00 an acre for 0.52 of an acre 
adjacent to their upland property In Section 2, Township 
IB South, Range 34 Eaet. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees author lee 
advertisement of the land applied for in the seven (7) applica- 
tions for objections only based on the offere made. 



Mr. Bradley Valdron of Paseegrllls, Pinellas County, presented 
request on behalf of himself, Mr. Hyman drears, and associates, 
that whan hla application le submitted for the purchase of 
the eubmerged land in Boca Clega Say known ae the Tlerra 
Verde area, the Trustees advertise ths lend for objections 
In the regular manner and if objections are presented on date 
of sale, that a hearing be arranged and all parties be given an 
opportunity to be heard. 

Upon discussion of the subject, and Information from the Land 
Agsnt that the application Is not In order for preeertstion, 
it was agreed thst when the eppllcatlon Is presented In proper 
form the True tees heve the land advert laed for objections without 
favor snd without prejudice, and If written objections ere 
filed to the eale, the Trustees will then fix a date for a 
nubile hearing at which time parties objecting and those 
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that this action does not rive any preliminary approval of 
the sale but 1b for setting In motion the procedure Incident 
to hearing objection* to the sale. The time and piece for 
the hearing will be determined later. 

Mr. Floyd Brown, president of the Alliance for Conservation * 
of Natural Be sources In Pinellas County, was present and upon 
being asked if his association would have any objection to 
the procedure outlined, stated that It would be eat is factory 
with then. He further stated that they weld welcome e chance 
to debate the question, and if possible they would like the 
hearing to be held In Pinellas County. 

Later during the meeting Mr. Brown reported to the board 
that the Alliance Is not yet ready to recommend a lawyer to 
make investigation of filling activities in Pinellas County, 
pursuant to offer from the Governor recently that the Trustees 
would be willing to employ a lawyer to make such investigation. 
He culled attention to several areas where violations in dredging 
and filling have been going on. Attention was called to lack 
of confidence in local officials and disregard of the public 
Interest in conserving the beeches and fishing in the county. 

He commended the State Land Use and Control Commission for 
selecting Boca Clega Bay as one of three test araar la the 
state, and urged that the Trustees declare a moratorium on 
aalee of submerged lands in Pinellas County until the Btate 
Lend Use and Control Commission has had opportunity to make 
lte reoort to the board. He further brought out that the 
County Commissioners do not supervise any filling operations 
or whether or not the fill is being confined to the area for 
which permit was issued, 

Mr, Valdron explained that thie application hat been pending 
for a long time, delay in presentation being caused by request 
from the State Road Department that It be permitted to choose 
the route through the 1 Blende for the road. He urged that 
the True tees do not allow the requested moratorium to apply 
to his application. 

In a discussion of the request for a moratorium, Governor 
Collins expressed the view that the Trustees ' experience has 
been that where a moratorium is put into effect, numerous 
exceptions arise that should be considered. Generally speaking, 
the Trustees have put on the brakes in the disposition of lands 
and have more carefully followed a rigid policy in respect to 
Pinellas County. At the same tlae, there have been applications 
from Pinellas County that are all right and call for action, 
and rather than deal with a moratorium the board would accomplish 
the same purpose if they adopted a general policy of not dealing 
with Pinellas County applications without an opinion from the 
Land Use and Control Commission. Hr. Valdron remarked that 
when the Land Use and Control Concise ion was appointed, It was 
understood that their Investigations would not have any effect 
on pending applications. His application had been pending for 
some time and was only held up waiting for decision by the State 
Road Department as to route for right of way. The route has 
been agreed upon and he and his associates have donated a right 
of way 106 feet wide. 

Governor Collins replied that he did not say or mean that 
the Commission's approval would be mandatory, but that he would 
require s reconmendatlon or a report from the Consuls* ion as 
a part of the record on any application from the Pinellas 
County area before nakln^ a decision as he thought that would 
be proper procedure since the Commission la Tiaklng a study of 
that area. He does not think the applicants should be concerned 
about obtaining aoprovrl of the Land Use and Control Commission, 

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No formal action was taken on the suggestions, but no dissent 
wss registered. 



HcKse's Museum of Sunken Treasure, Inc., requests extension 
to October for annual payment of $100.00 due June 6, 1956, on 



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Monro* Count; Treasure Lease Mo. 653. T1m president of the 
company explained that l» t»t been out of the country for 
Bevei-al months end railed to receive notices of rental due. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee a 
grant extension to October 6, 1956, for payment of rental 
due in June on Lease No. 65 3. 



Alfred Vattereon offers 150.00, which Is In excess of the 
appraisal, for purchase of Lot 2k, Block 132, First Addition 
to the City of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the lot be advertised 

for competitive bide starting with the offer of 150.10 for 
the lot. 



Without objection action wae deferred on application frosi 
¥. J. Steed on behalf of ATC0 Properties, Inc. of Orlando, 
with offer of $300. 00, or (lilt, 00 an acre, for Lots 1, 2 and 
3, Slock "£* of Venetian, Gardens, containing 0.38 of an acre, 
nore or less, lying in Section IB, Township 23 South, Range 
30 last, Orange County. 



Detn F. Cox makes application for a two (2) year lease to 
remove dead oyster shell from Plthlaohaacotee River from a 
point eaat of the bridge on 0. B. Highway Ho. 19, to a point 
approximately one mile west of the mouth of the river, lying 
In Sect lone 30, 31 and 32, Townehlp 25 South, Range 16 East, 
Pa aco County, Information la furnished that the application 
haa the approval of the State Hoard of Conservation and of 
the U. S. Engineers. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to defer action on 
the application pending investigation as to the present pries 

for oyster shall. 



Vedgevorth Farms, Inc., holder of Farming' 1 and Orating Lease 
Mo. 9**6, requests extension of sixty to ninety days for payment 
of annual rental In amount of $1920.00 due August 1, 1956. 
Leases advises that heavy obligations are being incurred in 
developing the lend under leaae. The Land Orfice states that 
the lease is for a period of ten (10) yeara, the delinquent 
oeynent being for the third year, and covers Section 31, 
Township U3 South, Range 38 East, containing 6*0 acres In 
Palm Beach County. 

Motion waa mads, seconded and adopted, that an extension 
of sixty (60) days be granted Wedgeworth Farms for making 
payment of $1920.00 due August 1, 1956, on Lease Ho. 9^*6. 



Will lam Schmidt, the adjacent upland owner, offsrs the appraiasd 
price of $200.00 an acre for Parcel 1 containing 4fi.S3 acres, 
and $100.00 an acre for Parcel 2 containing 101.17 acres, being 
submerged land In Section 27, Township 36 South, Range 40 
East, St. Lucie County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the application 
be referred to Mr. Elliot for report as to the area requested. 



The State Road Department makes application for an easement 
for highway purposes ecroes that part of the submerged lands, 
sand bars, fllla, islands and other lends in Panesoffkee Outlet 
in 5ectlon 3", Township 19 South, Rang* 22 East, lying within 
50 feet each elds of the centerline for State Road S-&75, 
Section 1B55, Sumter County. 

Motion vse made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize easement in favor of the State Road Department across 
the lend described. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees continue 
oayraent of apiary or $250.00 per month to Charles Vocells, Asclstent 
Attorney General, from Jul; 1, 1956, action having been taken 
August 30, 1955. that Mr. Vocelle be employed for a period of 
ten (10) aonthfl. It waa explained thrt Mr. Vocelle handlea legal 
matters for the Trustees In the Miami area. 



Letter was presented from Attorney General Err in recommending 
that the Trustees Intervene In the suit of Jack V. Stein v. Brown 
Properties, Inc., a Florida corporation, pending In ths Circuit 
Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, In and for Dad* County, 
Florida, being Chancery Case No. 185,385-J. The rait Involves 
title to 32.7 acres of lrnd In the HWi and Lot 1 of Section 33, 
Townchlp 61 South, Range 39 East, bordering on Key Largo, In 
Monroe County. It was explained that while the state or the 
Trustees are not made parties to the ault, the sane question Is 
Involved In several sections of the state and will give trouble 
until the legal que et Ion Is settled. 

Motion was made, eeconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorize 
the Attorney G*n»rsl to intervene In the above styled caae in 
order to secure decision on the question Involved. 



Mr. Billot reported as Information that partial release h*B been 
filed Jointly by Commonwealth Oil Company and Humble Oil and 
Refining Company covering a parcel of land In the Gulf of Mexico 
under Lease No. 833, It was explained that on July 3, 1956, the 
Trustees granted to the United States Navy permission to uae an 
area In the Chilf of Mexico, offshore from Panama City, Bay County, 
Florida, subject to release from the oil companies interested In 
said lease. 

Ylthout objection, It was directed that the release be filed In 
the oil lease records. 



Commonwealth Oil Company and Humble Oil and Refining Company 
request approval by the Trustees of partial assignment under 
Oil and Oat Lease No. 833 as provided in Assignment of Inters ste 
executed by the two companies, dated July 3, 1956, by which 
Commonwealth Oil Company assigns all of Its right, title and 
Interest to Humble Oil and Refining Company in eb far as said 
lease effects the following described land in Santa Rosa County, 
Florida: 

Southeast Quart sr and Southwest Quarter of projected 
Section 17 and Southwest Quarter of projected Section 
16, Townahlp 2 South, Range 28 West;' 

and Humble Oil and Refining Company aa eigne to Commonwealth Oil 
Company all of Its right, title and Interest insofar aa It oovera 
the following described land In Santa Roea County, Florida: 

The Northeast Quarter of projected Section 17, 
Townahlp 2 South, Range 28 Vest. 

Motion waa made, eeconded and adopted, that the Trustee ■ approve 
assignments of lntereete between Commonwealth Oil Company and 
Rumble Oil and Refining Company affecting the land above described. 



North Beech Development Company makes application for a epoll 
area comprising 22,4 acree of submerged land in Sections 26 and 
35, Townahlp 3* South, Range 40 East, St. Lucie County, loeated 
southeasterly of State Road A-l-A. 

Mr. Elliot recommended that rather than convey title, the Trustee i 
sell the fill material from the area described so as not to shut 
off the view from the highway. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees defer 
action on the request, *>nd thut the matter be taken up with the 
State Hoed Department for its recon-endstlon. 



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St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach Commission requests 
perpetual easement In favor of said Commission for an area 
on which Jetties are to be constructed by the United States, 
outward from St. Augustine Inlet. It was stated that the 
Jetties will extend approximately JitOO feet outward from the 
shore line on the north side and 3900 feet outward from the 
shore line on the south side. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
perpetual easement In favor of St. Augustine Port, waterway 
and Beach Commission with t\e right, privilege, power and 
authority to enter upon and to use an area in Hatanzas Bay, 
St. Augustine Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, In Towr.ship 7 
South, Range 30 Bast, Florida. 

The submerged land below the level of ordinary high tide; 
The land above the level of ordinary high tide, title 
to which Is in the State of Plorlda, all within an 
area described by metes and bounds, and shown on plat 
entitled "Map to Show Survey of Right of Way of South 
Jetty St. Augustine Harbor, Plorlda, being a portion 
of Uhsurveyed Section 9, Together with Portions of 
Government Lots 3, <i and 5, in Section 9, Township 
7 South, Range 30 East, St. Johns County, Plorlda, 
for St. Augustine Port, Waterway and Beach Commission, 
July 31. 1956". 

The easement was ordered drawn for execution. 



Kr. £lllot presented as information telegram from the City Coun- 
cil of Qulfport, Pinellas County, Florida, requesting that the 
Trustees withhold any action on the application from Hyman Green, 
Bradley Waldron and associates for purchase of lands In lower 
Boca Clega Bay until a public hearing Is conducted by the 
Trustees, and also a document from Plorlda Wildlife Federation 
appealing to the Trustees to withdraw from sale all remaining 
public submerged lands applied for now, or in future, from 
private individuals, private corporations and private agencies. 

Attorney General Ervin submitted telegrams from several parties 
In Pinellas County on the same subject. 

The information waa ordered filed for future consideration. 



The Trustees having heretofore authorized purchase of property 
In Tallahassee, Leon County, to become a part of the Capitol 
Center, the following la a report from the Attorney General ' s 
office of purchases completed and contracted for: 

MEMORANDUM 
RE: Land acquisitions for Capitol Center 

As of August 3, 195o, the following described lands have 
been acquired by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund for inclusion in the Capitol Center: 

1. Acquired from Beulah D.Harding June 13,1956 $10,500.00 
Description: Begin at the SW corner of 

Lot Wo. 32 Original Plan of the City of 
Tallahassee, thence run North 170 feet to 
a point, thence run East bO feet to a point, 
thence run South 170 feet and thence run West 
60 feet to the point of beginning, 

2. Acquired from Jeanne Decamps 

Joseph and Edwin Bibb Joseph Aug. 8, 195° $'•5,697.18 

Description: Lots Two Kur.dred Fifty-four 

(254) and Two Hundred Fifty -eight (258) in 

the Original Plan of the City of Tallahassee, 

according to the resurvey recorded In the 

office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of 

Leon County, Florida, In Deed Book "aa" at page 570. 



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3. Acquired from J. W. Hackery 

and Mamie Lee Nackej^ July 1,1956 $50,849.50 

Description: Lots m) 127 ami 126 ana 

the East 10 feet or Ljit 129, arid the North 

34 feet of Lots ljj -aba I34, and tne North 

i« feet of the East 10 feet of Lot \ \2 , all 

according to a subdivision of the Original 

Plan of the City of Tallahassee, as the 

sane is recorded in the Public Land Records 

of Leon County, Florida, 

*. Acquired frost C. P. McCali and 

Ophelia Recall July 27,1956 $16,194.25 

Description : Commence at the Northwest 
corner of Lot No. 249 of the Old Plan or 
tne City of Tallahassee, Florida, and run 
thence East 77 feet, to a point which is 
the point of beginning; from said point of 
beginning run thence South 105 i reet; thence 
East «6£ Teet; thence North 105$ feet; thence 
West 4b J reet, to the point of beginning; 
ssae being a fractional part of said Lot 249 
according to the Old Plan of the City of 
Tallahassee. 

5. Acquired rron Dougald L. McMillan 

and Bonnie C. McMillan July 19,1936 $26,400.00 

Description: Lot 2jl, Old Plan of the City 
or Tallahassee, as the same is recorded 
in the public land records or Leon 
County, PI or Ida. 

6. Acquired frosi Alex Strauss 

and June Strauss Aug. 7,1956 $80,000.00 

Description: The West 100 feet of Lot 

No. 143 and the West 60 reet of Lot No. 14b 

In the Old Plan of the City of Tallahassee, 

according to the plat thereof recorded in 

the public records or Leon County, Florida. 

7. Acquired rrom Charles F. Wells 

and Sadie M. Wells July 20,1956 $31,565.00 
Description: Lots 233 and 2j4 In the 
Original Plan of the City of Tallahassee, 
as the sane are recorded in the public land 
records of Leon County, Florida. 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund have 
entered Into a contract to purchase the following 
described land rrosj Archie Boatwright Tor a consideration 
or $23,492.55. However, deed of conveyance has not yet 
been made. Date of the Contract is July 30, 1956. 

Lot 141, according to the Original Plan of the 
City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida. 

The total amount expended for acquisition of above 
described lands for the Capitol Center, aa of this 
date, is $261,205.93. This figure does not include 
the Boatwright property. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise warrants drawn In payment of the following items: 

8. Pierce Ford and George E. Zlegler - Appraisals 
and closing sale of property for Capitol Center 
owned by Beulah Harding, Joe Mackery, Dougald McMillan, 
C. F. Wells, C. J. DeCaraps, F. C. McCali, Jack Yaeger, 
Alex Strauss, and Dawson Boatwright - $1,125.00 each, 
or a total of $2,250.00; 



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J. 0. Carlile - Completing air conditioning and 
Installation of elevator In Governor 'a Mansion, 
Project No. 228 - $24,722.00; 

Renovation In portions -of tne Capitol Building 
of offices vacated by Comptroller's Office - 
|2,0d9.4«. 



At the meeting of tne Board of Commissioners of State 
Institutions on this date. Secretary of State R. A. Or ay 
reported that bills are being received for renovation of 
offices In the Capitol that have been vacated by the Comp- 
troller and that his funds are not sufficient to meet these 
expenses . 

It was explained that renovation of the vacated offices has 
been discussed at previous meetings and the bills mentioned 
by Mr. Gray would seem to come within that plan. Request was 
made that the Internal Improvement Fund be asked to pay the 
bills presented by the Secretary of State. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Ervln and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize payment of bills amounting 
to $2,0o9.44 as and when invoices are presented therefor. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees^mdjourned. 





Governor - Chairman 
4 



Tallahassee, Florida 
September 11, 1956 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this data 
In the Board Room, offices of the Governor, st the Capitol. 

Present: Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard M. Ervln, Attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 






F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 

Minutes of the Trustees for the meeting August 21, 1956* were 
presented for approval . 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees approve the minutes as presented. 



Mr, Ferguson presented the following sales advertised to be 
held on this date: 

LEE COUNTY - On July 17, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of $500.00 an acre from George Sellers for purchase of 
Lot 13, Section 3**, Township 43 South, Range 25 E*st, containing 
1.35 acres, more or less. The land was advertised for competi- 
tive bids to start at 1500,00 per acre and notice of the sale 



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was published in Oie Fort Myers Press on August 3, 10, 17, 
2k and 31, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of 
the Land Office. Description of the land was called out and 
competitive bidding resulted in a high bid of $305.00 an 
acre being made by W. P. Csrrln of Tallahassee, Florida. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the offer of $505.00 an 
acre from Mr. Carrin and confirm sale In his favor. 



MARTIN COUNTY - On July 17, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from Evans 
Crary, on behalf of Mr, and Mrs. J. V. Langford, adjacent 
upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Indian Hlver in Section 5, Township 38 South. Range 
<j2 East, lying westerly from and adjacent to Lots 3d and 39 
of Yacht Club Beach Subdivision, or Hutchinson Island, con- 
taining 1.0 acre, more or less. The land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of the sale was published in the 
Stuart Mews on August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 1956, with sale to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed in the records of the Land Office. Description of 
the land was called out and no objections were filed to the 
■alt . 

Motion was made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees confirm sale in favor of Mr. Langford and 
wife at the price offered - $200. OO an acre. 



Mr, Ferguson recommended that action be postponed on the 
following Pinellas County sales until the Governor can be 
present : 

PINELLAS COUNTY - On July 17, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $350.00 an acre from Leo M. 
Butler, on behalf of Harbor Bluff's Development Corporation, 
the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of s parcel of sub- 
merged land in Clearwater Harbor in Section 6, Township 30 
South, Range 15 East, containing 11. 15 acres, more or less, and 
more particularly described by metes and bounds . The land was 
advertised for objections only and notice of the sale was 
published In the Clearwater Sun on August 3, 10, 17, 2k and 
31, 195b, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land 
Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. Approvsl from Pinellas County Water and 
Navigation Control Authority is filed with the Land Office. 

PINELLAS COUNTY - On July 17, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $175.00 an acre from Leo M. 
Butler, on behalf of A. V. Bayllss, the adjacent upland owner, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in St. Joseph's 
Sound In Section 10, Township 2d South, Range 15 East, and 
more particularly described by metes and bounds. The land 
was advertised for objections only and notice of the sale was 
published in tne Clearwater Sun on August 3, 10, 17, 2k and 31, 
ljot-, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land 
Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. Approval from Pinellas County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority is filed with the Land 

orrice. 

Without objection, action was deferred on the two applications 
for Pinellas County land applied for by Mr. Butler on beha>f 
of clients, until the Governor can be present. 




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SARASOTA COUNTY - On July 17, 193*), the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of f 125.00 an acre from Kenneth 
E. Brown on behalf of Hazel a. Stlth, the adjacent upland 
owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Lemon 
Bay in Sections 25 and 2b, Township 40 South, Ranee 19 Bast, 
containing 2.0 acres, more or leas, and more particularly 
described by metes and bounds. The land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of the sale was published In the 
Sarasota Herald on August 10, 1?, 2«, 31, and September 7, 
1956, with aale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed In the records of the Land 
Office. Description of the land was called out and no objec- 
tions Mere filed to the sale. 

Notion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr . Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees confirm sale in favor of Hazel R. Stlth at 
the price offered - $125.00 an acre - the deed to Include the 
restrictive clause with reference to filling. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On July 24, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of $250.00 an acre, which is in excess of the appraised 
price, from Clyde H. Wilson, the adjacent upland owner, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Sarasota Bay in 
Section 31, Township 3b South, Range 18 East, lying westerly 
of and adjacent to Lot 6 and the North 85 feet of Lot 7 of 
Shoreland Woods, containing 1.28 acres, more or less. Tfte 
land was advertised for objections only and notice of the sale 
Mas published in the Sarasota Herald on August 10, 17, 24, 31 
and September 7, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are riled in the records of 
the Land Office. 

Description of the land Mas called put and no objectlona were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees confirm sale in favor of Mr. Wilson at the 
price offered - $250.00 an acre - the deed to contain the 
restrictive clause wltn reference to filling. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On January 17, 195©» the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from Robert S. 
Baynard and/or James £. Wood, on behalf of Howard Deaarest, 
the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in Little Sarasota Bay in Section 26, Township 36 South, 
Range 18 East, containing I.05 acres, more or less. The land 
Mas advertised for objections only and notice of the sale was 
published in the Sarasota Herald on August 10, 17, 24, 31 and 
September 7, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed In the records of 
the Land Office. Description of the land was called out and 
no objections Mere filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Truatees confirm 
aale in favor of Mr. Deaarest at the price offered - $200.00 an 
acre - the deed tc contain the restrictive clauae with reference 
to filling. 



Messrs. Bradley M. Waldron, Hyman Oieen and Irving Oreen applied 
for approximately 1,950 acres of submerged land in Lower Boca 
Clega Bay and Tampa Bay in Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 
and 32, Township 32 South, Range lo East, and Sectlona 25 and 
36 of Townenip 32 South, Range 15 Bast, Pinellas County. The 
bay bottoms are contiguous to upland properties owned by the 
applicants, for which they offer the appraised price or $100.00 
an acre, subject to a minor adjustment in the southern boundary 
and a alight adjustment in the total area for right of way for 
the Pinellas Bayway. 

Motion was made, seconued and adopted, that the Truatees authorise 
the submerged area advertised for objectlona only based on the 
offer submitted. 



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W. T. Harrison, Jr., on behalf of R. Stafford Edwards, the 
adjacent upland owner, offers the appraised price of 1300.00 
an acre for 0.37 of an acre of submerged land In Section 27, 
Townahlp Jd South, Range 16 East, Sarasota County. The Land 
Agent recommends that the land be advertised for objections 
only, baaed on the offer Bade, subject to the deed carrying 
the restrictive clause with reference to filling. 

Motion Mas made by Mr. Green, seconded by Kr. Mayo and adopted, 
that tne Trustees authorize the land advertised for objections 
only based on the price offered, it being understood that con- 
veyance. If made, Mill carry the restrictive clause. 



Frank J. Nordman makes application for permission to dredge 
four thousand (40QQ) cubic yards of material from spruce Creek 
for filling a marsh area adjacent tc State Road No. ^ in 
Palms* Grant, Section 38, ToMnship 16 South, Range 33 East, 
Volusia County. The State Road Department has indicated 
approval of the request, subject to the provision that dredge 
pipes are not placed on surface of existing hlgnway. Mr. 
Ferguson recoamends sale of the dredged material at the current 
price subject to the conditional clause requested by the State 
Road Department. 

Motion Mas made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees agree to sell the material applied 
for by Mr. Nordman at the prevailing price, subject to the con- 
dition required by the State Road Department. 



Mr. Ferguson reported that the Trustees fixed this date for 
hearing objections to sale of St. Lucie County land in Tuckers 
Cove advertised to be sold March 13, 19^6* The land Mas applied 
for by Arthur P. Byal on behalf of North Beach Development Company, 
with an offer of the appraised price of $50.00 an acre. Mr. Byal 
and John Mccarty, representing the applicant, Mere present. 
Also presenL Mas Ralph Wilson, County Attorney, representing 
St. Lucie County and Port Pierce Inlet District, Mho objected 
to the sale of so much of the area as pertains to the island 
located east and north at the Meat end of Port Pierce Inlet, 
comprising approximately twelve (12) acres, on the ground that 
the county and the Port Authority feel that any Island In the 
immediate vicinity should be retained for the use of the county. 
Mo objection Mas filed to sale of the remainder of the area 
applied for. 

Raymond E. Ford, on behalf of himself, Margaret W. Tye and 
Stella StroMbrldge, protested the sale on the ground tnat a 
part of the area applied for Is a part of Coon Island claimed 
by his clients. (Areas proteated pointed out on a map.) Mr. 
Pord explained that he and his clients have given land for con- 
struction of the channel and port and have certain agreements as 
to the islands in question and those claims have been before 
the Trustees; that application Mas made to the board in 195" 
and ownership claimed by acreage; that the Attorney General 
diaagreed with his claim on the basis that the land was 
sovereignty and the application waa denied. Mr. Pord read 
rrom a letter written by the Attorney General and pointed out 
on a map an area withdrawn by the Trustees, a part of Mhlch 
ia in the area applied for; that a part of Coon Island is 
claimed by the State. 

Mr. Elliot explained that sometime ago the Trustees withdrew 
from sale an area In that locality for maintenance spoil areas, 
for which the United States holds easements. 

Mr. John McCarty, representing North Beach Development Company, 
commented that the objection from Mr. Wilson Is a matter of 
public policy on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners 
and hla presentation raises valid points as to whether or not 
the county should own this island, but Mr. Pord makes a 
nuisance objection. The county and the Port Authority own 
property along the causeway and the city owns <*75 acres in 
another area which they do not have the money to improve. If 
the applicants cannot get the island they cannot go ahead with 
the development. Mr. McCarty pointed out on a map an area In 
red rrom which they plan to take rill material, which la the 
only area available, and nothing Mill be cone to interfere 



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with public rights. The city, the Chamber of Commerce and all 
other groups are approving tha development, except the county 
and the Port Authority; and applicant a have left 350 feet all 
c round the city' a property which Kill provide ample epoll to 
improve 450 acrea. As upland owners they feel they are entitled 
to purchase the area applied for. Their plana call for a thir- 
teen hundred foot public beach, public part and a marina, mil 
of which will mean much to that area. 

Upon being aaked Tor his viewa, Mr. Elliot advised that he would 
like to examine the questions of public interest and navigation. 
The epoll placed on the bottoms and the mere artificial bringing 
of the lande above water would not affect the original natural 
condition as sovereignty bottooe. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees refer" the matter to Mr. Elliot for the purpose 
of trying to work out with the applicant and objectors aomw 
solution of the problem; and it should be given first priority 
as it has been pending for sone time. 



The Board' r- attention was called to employment of Harley 0. Morton 
•s Fiber Technologist, connected with the Everglades Experiment 
Station. Mr. Elliot recommended that Mr. Morton' a services be 
continued as at present until June 30, 1957, but after that date 
he be transferred to the payroll of the University of Florida 
Experiment Station as hie work is directly under the supervision 
of ths Station. He has no direct contact with the Trustees, 
except as to furnishing of periodic reports by Mr. Morton and 
payment of his salary and expenses by the Trustees. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize continuance of Mr. Morton's employ- 
ment until June 30, 1957, with transfer to the University of 
Florida Everglades Experiment Station payroll after that date. 



Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District requests 
permanent right of way with a total width of 230 feet across 
the submerged bottoms of the Oleta River through Sect ion a 9 and 
16, Township 52 South, Mange 42 East, Dade County, desired for 

Canal C-9. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees grant request and authorize easement across 
the land described. 



The Attorney General's office presented Lease Ho. 1063 prepared 
in favor of Mrs. Ethel R. Hawee for Lots 25* and 256, in the 
Original =lan of the City of Tallahassee, according to thsreeurvey 
recorded In the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of 
Leon County, Florida, In Deed Book "AA", page 570, aald property 
having been purchased as a part of the Capitol Center. Tha 
lease calls for annual rental of two thousand four hundred dollars 
($2,400.00) payable monthly in advance at the rate of two hundred 
dollare ($200.00) per month. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize execution of Lease Mo. 1063 In favor 
of Mrs, Haves. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the following salaries and necessary and regular expenses 
be approved for payment: 

F. C. Elliot, Engineer A Secretary $1,050.00 

V, T. Vallis, Engineer 500.00 

H. G. Morton, Fiber Technologist 625.00 

V. H. Ferguson, Land Agent 500.00 

A. R. Vllllams, Assistant Engineer 597.92 

A. C. Bridges, Auditor 515.00 



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c. 

M. 
J. 
M. 
J. 

a. 
c. 

H. 
B. 
J, 
V. 

J. 



L. Vocelle, Attorney 
0. Barco, Secretary-Clerk 
L. Dedge, Secretary -Clerk 
Pleherd, Secretery-Cl-rk 
Conner, Clerk- Stenographer 
Shelf er, Clerk-Stenographer 
Greene, Rental Agent 
Landera, Maid 



NcUm 
Mor tarty 
Fergueon 
Morlarty 



General Office Equipment Co. 
V. A. Xynne, CCC Sarasota County 
FTRnk J. Anderson 
H. B. Harrell A Son 

A. B. Fogarty 
The Coral Tribune 
The Kay West Citizen 
Tne Miami Herald 
News- Press Publishing Co. 
The Clewleton Neva 
Gilchrist County Journal 
Tallahassee Democrat 
H.P. rord A G.E. Zelgler 
H. R. Johnson 

Leon Electrlo Supply Co., Inc. 
Will lan E. Swoop* , Jr. 
Standard Oil Co. 
Veba Paul 

B. L. Kendrlck, Sheriff, Escamci* County 
Railway Express Agency 
The Miami Herald 
Tallahassee Democrat 
The Rradenton Herald 
Alton Hall 
J. D. Morlarty 

Geo. 0. Crawford, CCC Leon County 
Stuart Dally Ha we 
The Coral Tribune 
Hews-Presa Publishing Co. 
The Titueville Star- Advocate 
The Key Veat CI t lien 
Carl Goebee 
Perfo Hat & Rubber Co. Inc. 

C. P. Mason 

Ray E. Green, State Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer - 

Transfer to State School Fund 
J. Sdwln Larson, State Treasurer - 

Transfer to State Board of Conservation 
P. 0. Riley 
R. H. Hunt 

Veatern Union Telegraph Co. 
Shall Oil Company 

Board of County Commies loner a, Pinellas County 
General Office Equipment Co. 
Merchant Calculators 
Web* Paul 

Langley Ball, CCC Escambia County 
A. B. fogarty 
Key Vest Board of Realtor a 
The Collier County News 
The Okeechobee Newa 
The Miami Herald 
The Key West Citizen 
News-Press Publiehlng Co. 



t 250.00 

52**. 17 

460.00 

338.75 

225.00 

338.75 

52.50 

29.16 

20.25 

51.97 

5.30 

27.75 

4.95 

1.00 

150. on 
50.00 

100.00 

16.10 

33.73 

113-40 

20.70 

20,70 

13.80 

59.80 

2,250.00 

247.85 

130.00 

63.00 

8.10 

15.00 

5.50 

1.93 

107.10 

21.85 

13.80 

100.00 

4.20 

6.00 
20.70 
48.30 
16.10 
18.40 
62.10 
50.00 

147.37 
93.30 

100.80 

32.325.73 

13,075.30 

4,790.00 

11.30 

6.58 

7.58 

3.79 

7.11 

42.00 

110.00 

8.50 

100.00 

251.00 

15-33 

18.40 

69.30 

18.40 

13.80 



Total. 



$61,101.22 



Financial Stateaente for the Month of August are as followa; 

UNDER CHAPTER 610 

Balance a a of August 1, 1956 $189,377.48 

Receipt a for the Month 
Und Salea *118,757.37 

Quitclaim Deeda 114,00 



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Fill Materiel 225.00 

Revenue Bonds 8,054.00 

Advertising Refunds 529.19 

Certified Copy of Truetcse 

Minutes 2. DO 

Sand end Shell Lseaee 14,612. «*3 

Timber Leasee 201.20 

Oil Leases 111,349.79 

Orating Leasee 366.00 

Mineral Leasee 75.00 

farm Laaees 1,440.00 

Miscellaneous Leasee 925.00 

Total Receipts for the Month of August, 1956 
0RAHD TOTAL 
Lees Disbursements for the Month of August, 

1956 
BALANCE AS OP AUGUST 31, 1956 I 



2:6,852.98 
M*6,230.46 

113,664.11 
33-2,566.35 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OF AUOUBT, 1956 




B-13-56 
6-14-56 
8-15-56 



8-16-56 



8-20-56 
8-23-56 
8-27-56 



8-29-56 



8-31-56 



Warrant Ho. Payee 



31147 
31148 
31149 
34129 
35925 
382?? 

38278 

38279 
38260 
38281 
38282 

38283 

38284 

38285 
40477 
40478 
<f0479 

40481 
40482 
40483 
40484 
40485 
40486 
40487 
40488 
39415 

39416 

43463 

46970 
48518 

48519 

48520 

48521 
48522 
48523 
51533 
51534 
51535 
51536 
41629 
41630 

41631 
41632 
41633 

41634 



Amount 



Jon B. Beazley $ 469.24 

Thaddeus L. Butler 87.00 

Benjamin S. Roberts 246.00 

H. 0. Morton 543.69 
Archie Boatwright 23,492.55 
General Office Equipment 

Company 10.80 
Capital' Offioe Equipment 

Co.. Inc. 9.32 

Geo. 0. Crawford, CCC 8.00 

C. B. Arbogaat 25.00 

A. B. Fogarty 50.00 

The Key 'tost Citizen 18.40 

The Clearwater Sun 23*75 

The Brmdenton Herald 12.27 

The Lake City Reporter 13-60 

Southeastern Telephone Co. 119.55 
Western Union Telegraph Co. 2.28 

Frank H. Marks, CCC 4.20 

Ed Scott, CCC 1.75 

United States Poet Office 15.00 

Sarfteota Herald- Tribune 16.10 

Tallahassee Democrat 18.40 

The Mlaal Herald 94.50 

Ft. Lauderdale Dally News 26.45 

The Bradenton Herald 32.96 

Carl O. Harding 250.00 

Frank J. Anderaon 150.00 
J. Edwin Larson - Trans, to 
State School Fund 63,142.96 
J.Edwin Larson - Trane. to 
State Board Conservation 15 , 398.97 
Richard 8. Hunt 3 ,000.oa 

Hay E. Green, Comptroller 126.45 
General Office Equipment 

Company 3.80 
Capital Office Equipment 

Company 12 . 00 

Carl Goabee 110.00 

The Miami Herald 119.70 

Neva-Press Publishing Co. 17.25 

DeLand Sun Sews 48.30 

C P. Mason 58.60 

McLane 22.05 

Morlarty 22.25 

Williams 64.20 

Elliot 835-30 

Wall la 396.20 

Morton 485.90 

Ferguson 351.20 

Williams b?3.14 

Bridget 392.43 



R. 


C 


J. 


D. 


A. 


H. 


F. 


C. 


V, 


T. 


I. 


G. 


v. 


H. 


A. 


R. 


A. 


C. 






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182.40 

404.62 

355.10 

92.51* 

170.80 

269. 31 

49.35 

27.W 

41643 Blue Cross of Florida Ire. 16.20 

41644 ¥ll^on Life Insurance Co. 22.38 

41645 Federal Tar 903.50 

41646 State Retirement 346.59 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OF AUGUST, 19«£ $113,664.11 



41635 


C. 


L. 


VoceUe 


W636 


M. 


0. 


Barco 


41637 


J. 


L. 


Dedge 


41638 


H. 


R. 


Reeve ■ 


41639 


J. 


C. 


Conner 


41640 


B. 


0. 


Shelfer 


41641 


C. 


M. 


Greene 


*16*2 


H. 


N. 


Landers 



U. 3, G. S. COOPERATIVE FUND 



Balance ■■ of August 1, 1956 I 225.00 

Receipt* 250.00 

Disbursements none 

Balance as of August 31, 1956 t 475.00 



UNDER CHAPTEH 16296 



Receipt 8 to General Revenue: 

August 15, 1956 ,32,706.70 

Total Race lota for the Month 32,706.70 

Diebura omenta front General Revenue: 

Date Warrant No. Payee Amount 

8-15-56 36678 E. Hewitt 27.90 

8-31-56 36885 E. Hewitt 391.41 

36686 H. C. Pichard 297.55 

36887 Provident Life A Accident 

Ins. Co. 7.75 

36888 State Retirement 28.32 

36889 Federal Tax 85.80 

22915 Bulkley- Newman 85.00 

22916 Hyatt s Bualnefs Ha chine Co. 23.00 

22917 General Office Equipment Co. 
Total Disbursements for the Month 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 



Report Ho. 651 was presented listing 66 regular bide for sale 
of land under Chapter 18296, and Osceola County Quitclaim Deed 
Ho. 54-Correc t lve in favor of Howard Young to correct description 
of land released from state road right of way reservation as 
approved by the Attorney General's Office. 

Motion was aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
Report Ho. 651 as presented. 



Columbia County - The Mengel Company makes request for refund 
of 150.00 representing payment for land conveyed In Deed Mo. 51 6 
dated April 1, 1954, which waa erroneously certified under Chapter 
16296 - the Murphy Act. 

Motion waa aade by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize refund of tSO.OO In favor of Mengel 
Company, quitclaim deed having been received from said company 
to the land conveyed. 



Gulf County - Mrs, Julia deckle/ requests that the Trustees 
reconsider action taken on her request for conveyance of fifty-four 
(54) lots in mocks 14, 23 and 25 of Beacon Kill Subdivision Of 
Section 30/31, Township 6 South, Range 1 ¥eet. Letters were 
submitted from the Tax Assessor and the Clerk of the Circuit 
Court recommending that Mrs. Clecfcley be allowed to purchase 
the lots at 15.00 per lot under the Hardship Act. Also, 



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Information m furnished that ahe has been paying taxes 
on the land for a long time. 



Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. 
and mnaattnously adopted, that the Trustees rescind action 
of July 3, 1956, declining offer of Mrs. Cleokley and authori- 
sing «f la of the lota to the Trustee a of Internal Improvement 
Fund under Chapter 610, and that counter proposal now ba aads 
to convey the 54 lota deacribed to Mrs. Clecklsy under proTieiona 
of Chapter 28317 upon payment of Tan Dollars (flO.00) par lot. 



Hernando County - John L. Ay err requests reduction in base 
bid for 8W lota in Brooks v ill e Terrace Subdivision in Boot ion 
11, Township 23 South, Range 18 East, and he makes an offer 
of $1400,00 for advertising the lota at regular aala. It waa 
explained that the lots are approximately 25 by 110 feet and 
that there la timber on the property. The Secretary recommend* 
against reduction of the base bid. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Truateea decline to reduce the base bid for advertising 
the lota applied for by Mr. Ay era. 



Hillsborough County - XacFarlane, Ferguaon, Allison and telly, 
attorneys of Tampa, Florida, In connection with a contemplated 
sale of certain land in Temple Terraces, conveyed by Dead Mo. 
625 to Hillsborough County, request conveyance to the county 
of approximately three (3) acres comprising a strip laid out 
as a street fifty (50) feet wide by 2605.4 feat long. The 
county owns the lots abutting the street on each side. The 
Secretary recommends a price of (100.00 an acre for the atrip. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
thrt the Trustees authorise conveyance to Hillsborough County 
of the atreat atrip applied for upon payment of one hundred 
dollars {$100.00) an acre, the deed to contain the clause, 
'Subject to the vested rights of any third parties, if any, to 
the use of ssid street." 



Hillsborough County - Dale Kabry, Inc., requests release of 
oil and mineral reservation in Hillsborough County Deed Mo. 
08-Chapter 2l68fc in favor of Southwest Tampa Storm Sewer Drainage 
District in so far a a it applies to approximately thirty-four 
(34) acres in the KEi of HE* of Section 4, Township 30 South, 
Range IB East. The applicant la the present owner of the 
34 seres. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, aecondad by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustses agree to release the oil and mineral reserva- 
tions on the area described upon payment of $5.00 for the 
first acre snd $l.no per sore for each additional acre. 



Hillsborough County - C. Ed Ovlnge requests reduction In bass 
bid Tor advertising Lot 19, Broadmoor Pari Subdivision, for 
the reaeon that there was e building on the lot when the 1932 
assessed value was fixed at $251.00. The house has sines 
burned and the lot is now ssseased at $40.00, 

Motion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Truateea follow the recommendation of the 
Engineer and Secretary and authorise the lot advertised with 
a base bid of $150.00. 



Indian River County - The City of Fellsmare, Florida, offers 
the base bid of $5*00 per lot, or $11,555-00 for 2311 lots, 
within the city limits. 

Motion waa mads by Mr. Green, aecondad by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Truateea decline the offer and make counter propoaal 



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to convey all of the remaining lots within the city limits 
uoon T«yraent of tlO.no per lot, deed to be issued under 
•worlMonP of Chsnter 21684. 



Msnstes County - The Board of County Commissioners of Manatee 
County re quant a conveyance of Lot 6, Block 90, Myajtka City, 
for use In connection with the County Sanitary Land Fill 
Project. 

Notion tree made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr, Mayo and adopted, 
that tr.e Trustees follow the recommendation of the Secretary 
and accept f 50.00 for the lot vith conveyance to be under 
Chapter 21684. 



Motion was made by Mr, Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the following salaries and bills be approves Tor payment: 

E. Hewitt, Cleric- Bookkeeper | 472.08 

Southeastern Telephone Co, 111.25 

The Mengel Co., Jeseup, Gs. - Rsfund 50.00 

Total | 633.33 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 

ATTORNEY GENERAL - ACT 1 1*0 CHAIRMAN 
ATTEST: 




Tallahassee, Florida 
September 18, 1956 

The Trustee e of the internal Improvement Fund mat on this 

date in the Board Boom, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeBoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
Richard V. Ervin, Attorney General 
Ha than Ktyo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van H, Ferguson, Land Agent 



Minutes of the Trustees dated September 4, 1956, were presented 
for approval. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
the minutes as presented. 



The Land Agent advised that application for extension of Lease 
Mo. 495 to Fort Myers Shall Company was presented to the Trustees 
August 21, 1956, at which time a new lease was recomnended. 
The State Board of Conservation is engaged in making Its 
inspection of the area but has not completed study and report. 
The said Board suggests that a 30 day extension be granted on 
Lease Mo. 495, which expires September 30, 1956. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, aeoondsd by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the extension of thirty (30) days be granted on Lease No. 
495 In favor of Fort Myers Shell Company. 



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Mr, Ferguson, Un.i Agent, **e ports that Investigation has 
besn made, pursuant to suggestion of the Trusts as September k t 
195&. that revision may be In order In price of royalty 
charged for sand and shell leases. He hr s contacted a retr 11 
dealer, a wholesale uaer, a former send dealer and the .State 
ftocd Department, with the result that an increase la justified. 
The Land Agent recommends increase for sale of sand and shell 
aa fallows: 

10 cents per cubic yard Increased to 1$ cents 
15 cents per cubic yard Increased to 20 cants 
20 cents per cubic yard increased to 25 cents 

Motion wee made by Hr. Err in, seconded by 'Ar. Green and adopted, 
that th* Trustees approve the recommendation of the Land Agent 
and increase the price for sand and shall to be sold commercially. 



Mrs, Florence H. Vorkeller makes application for a two-year 
extension of her Sand Lease Ho. 825 which expired September 19, 
1956. The lease covers an irregularly shaped tree *t5 n feat 
wide and about 650 feet long, lying immediately north of, and 
connecting with, the Federal project channel for Melbourne 
Harbor, located in Section 2, Township 28 South. Range 37 Eaat, 
Brevard County. Lessee now -»ye ten cents (10a*) per cubic 
yard for sand removed, with minimum payment of fclO.OO -*r month. 

Motion was made, Seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
author ice new lease lesued In favor of Mrs. VorKsller for m 
t'trm of two (2) years with payment at the rate of fifteen 
cents (15lO per cubic yard- 



Dean F. Cox makes application for a two-year lease to remove 
dead oyster shell from the- Plthlacbeseotee River from a point 
east of tre bridge on Highway 19 to a point approximately 
one mils west of the mouth of the river, lying in Sections 
30, 31 and 32, Township 25 South, Range 16 East, Pasco County. 

The Sthte Board of Conservation and the United States have 
given approval for taking shell from area covered In application. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize issuance of lease in favor of Mr. Cox for a period 
of two years with payment for shall to be at the rate of fifteen 
cents (15**) oer eublc yard with minimum monthly payments of 
fifteen dollars (sJLS.OQ). 



The Board of Public Instruction of Brevard County makes 
application for 1980 feet square in the northeast corner of 
uneurveyed Section 16, Township 25 South, Range 37 East, 
Brevard County, to be used as a alta for county public schools. 
The tract is described ae mangrove islands and submerged, a 
oortlon of which, when rilled, will be adjacent to th« present 
Cocoa Beach Causeway. The Land Agent recommends dedication 
for public school facilities only, to be administered by 
the County Board of Public Instruction, 

Motion was made, seconded end adopted, that ths Trustees 
authorise dedication of the area for public school purposes 
as recommended by the Land Agent. 

Roy C. Hill, on behalf of Hlllcreet Estatss, requests that 
the Trustees reconsldsr action taken September *+, requiring 
an opening in a causeway approximately 115 feet long, and 
authorise perpetual easement for causeway fill between Lots 
k and 9 Section 8, Township 19 South, Range 20 East, Citrus 
County. Mr. Hill requests that the Trustees waive the requirement 
of opening and bridge in the causeway. 

After further investigation it was found that the opening will 
not be necessary and MT, Elliot and Mr. Ferguson rscoemwiwl that 
the requirement for the ooenlng b» omitted. 



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9-16-56 



Motion wae made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
rescind action taken September h, ami authorize perpetual 
essenent for causeway fill ae applied for, without requirement 
for opening. 



without objection, October 9, 1956, was eet ae the date for 
hearing objection" to the sale of approxiraetaly 9 aoree of 
submerged land In Blscsyne Bay, Dade County, applied for by 
Mere hell Ader and protested by Judge Richard H. Runt. The 
sub-^rged lands applied for are la front of property owned 
by Mr. Ader and clients in Mlramar Subdivision. 



Ward anct Vard nakes application for a quitclaim deed to be 
Issued toy the Trustees to F. H, Harris covering Government 
Lot 3 In Section 29, Township 58 South, Range ul East, containing 
1.20 eores In Dade County. It was explained thet this land 
was included In railroad land selection certificates Issued 
by the Trustees in 1693 and included in application by the 
railroad for deed in 1897, which certificates were subsequently 
held Invalid toy the Supreme Court. Mr. Harris Is holder of tax 
deed issued in 1925. has presented evidence of payment of taxes 
for 29 years last past, and has obtained decree purporting 
to quiet title against the claim of the railroad and its 
aeslgnee. The True tees advertised this and other land for 
competitive bide but the tract claimed by Mr. Harris was 
withdrawn for study of his claim. The Attorney General finds 
legal title le still vsstsd in the stats, but dose not reject 
the possibility of equity of Mr. Harris and/or estoppel against 
the state. Mr. Harris claims legal title and has tendered 
payment of $200.00 for quitclaim deed from the Trustees, 
representing en arbitrary valuation as of the year Mr. Harris 
obtained the purported tax deed. 

Attorney General Err In explained the case as being one of 
those where the Trustee e gave a deed and took a mortgage on 
the property. Payment e were not made and taxes accrued against 
the land resulted in tax certificates and tax' deed being issued. 
The court held the state lost ltd title. 

Votlon was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $200.00 and author lte is sua nee of quitclaim deed 
in favor of Mr. Harris. 



Carl V. Carter makes application for a five-year campsite lease 
on an area 200 X 200 feet on Arsenlcker Key, Section 13, Town- 
ship 58 South, Range 40 East, Dade County, for which he offers 
150.00 per annum rental. 

Hot ion was made, seconded and adopted, that the True ten a authorize 
campsite lease in favor of Mr. Carter upon payment of the rental 
offered. 



Commonwealth Oil Company requests permission, under paragraph 
lt» of Oil and Oas Lease Ho. 1055, to assign an undivided one- 
heif (1/2) interest in this acreage to Coaetal Petroleum Conraany. 
The lsaee covers eight thousand (8000) acres in Township 54 South, 
Range 35 East, Dade County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
assignment of one-half interest in Lease No. 1055 as requested 
by Commonwealth Oil Company. 

CosjBonwealth Oil Company requests permission under paragraph 
14 of Oil and Oas Lease Do. 1056 to assign an undivided one-half 
Interest in this acreage to Coastal Petroleum Company. The 
lease covers 3200 acres of land in Township 54 South, Range 36 
East, Dade County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
permission for assignment as requested by Commonwealth Oil 
Company. 



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"#. J, Steed on behalf of A.T.C.O. Properties, Inc., of 
Orlando, Florida, offers the standard' price of #300,00 an 
fccre, or $114.00 for Lots 1, 2 snd 3, Bloc* *f Venetian 
Gardens, containing 0.38 of an acre more op lees, lying 
and being in Section 18, Township 23 South, Range 30 East, 
Orotic* County. 

Motion wee made, seconded and adopted, that the Trueteee 
acent the offer fro* A.T.C.O. Properties, Inc., and authorize 
iaeuance of deed without advert lsement. 



t. C. Smith makes application for a one-year extension of 
hie Grazing Lease No, 610 which expired September 15, 1956. 
Annual rental on the lease le 167.50 for 22.5 aoree of land 
in Sect inn 34, Township 43 South, Range 35 lest. Palm Beach 
County . 

Motion was aade by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Kr. Oreen and adopted, 

that the Trueteee authorise one-year extension ee requested 
by Kr. Smith under the eaae terns and conditions. 



V. T. Harrison, Jr., on behalf of clients, offere the appraised 
price of |250.00 per acre for four (4) parcel e of submerged 
land in Little Sarasota Bay. Applicants are Arthur 0. Lake 
for l.&U acres, Catherine Drake for 0.86 of an acre, major 
H. C. Killlan for 1.59 acres, end Virginia Thler for 3.0 
acres, all lying sad being in Section 6, Townehlp 37 South, 
Range 18 Eaet. Sarasota County, Mr. Ferguson explained that 
if the lend 16 sold the deeds will contain the usual clause 
with reference to filling. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trueteee agree 
to advertise the land for objections only, based on the offer 
submitted, the deed to carry the covenant with reference to 
filling. 



John H. Smiley, Chairman of Board of Public Instruction of 
Volusia County, makes application Tor fifty (50) screa of 
submerged and semi- submerged land in Section 16, Township 
17 South, Range 34 Eaet, Volusia County, for s school site. 

Mr. Ferguson reported that on December 27, 1955, this land 
was offered for ecle,for objections only and due to objections 
filed the application was denied. Objection* have now been 
filed to the ee 1 - by. Mrs Hannah Detwller Bonnet. 

Mrs. Bonnet was present and stated that her objections are 
based on the ground that she is the upland owner adjoining 
the submerged land applied for by the County School Board, 
end the True tees do not have the authority to sell the sub- 
merged bottome. It was explained to Mrs. Sonnet that the 
Trustees recognize the rule of not selling submerged areas 
in front of and adjoining upland property where it is definitely 
proven that the party protesting is the legal upland owner. 

Mr, Smiley Introduced the following members of the delegation 
supporting the application of the county for the school sits; 

John Martin, Finance Officer, Board of Public Instruction 
James F. MeCallua, Member of Board, Volusia County 
James Vest, Member of Board of Trueteee, ■ ■ 

Fred Lynch, Dr. Roger V ill is me, and Dan Few - Privets 
citizens recommending the dedication. 



A letter was read and filed with the Land Agent from H. H, 

Saxon, County Commie slon-r of District Mo, 5, urging that 

the Trustees make this site avelleble to the School Board. 

Mr. Smiley explained that this site Is the most logical the 
School Board has been able to find, being well located for 
the beech area vhere there le dire need for a school. They 
have attempted to locate other sites but a s ur v ey di so loses that 
the only two available ere owned by Mrs. Bonnet, priced at 



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$30,000.00 for one and $25,000.00 for the other, which the 
Board Is not In a position to purchase. 

Mrs. Bonnet bexes her claim on title coning down through patent 
from the United States In 1844 before Florida was a state. 
She states that ehe would be willing to p-lve the land to the 
School Board provided the Trustees would recognise her owner- 
ship of the area out to Callellea Creek. 

Mr. Smiley explained that the reason for requesting 50 acres 
is that is is probable that an elementary school will slto 
be constructed on that location as well as the proposed high 
school. 

"Kivirnor Collins suggested that a three way arrangement night 
be considered, Mrs, Bonnet agreeing to convey to the Trustees, 
frre of any claim, the area desired by the School Board, the 
Trustee* In turn dedicating the tract for school purposes, and 
conveyance from the Trustees to Mre. Sonnet of a percal of 
land free of any claln. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Green end adopted, 
that the matter be referred to Mr. Elliot and the Assistant 
Attorney General to confer with the Volusia School Board author it lei 
and try end work out a solution of the problen, in line with the 
suggestion of the Governor. 



Attorney General Ervln presented a letter frssi the Alliance for 
Conservation of Natural Reeourcee in Pinellas County, Florida, 
stating that in compliance with the suggsstlon of the Oovsrnor 
August 7, 1956, the name of T. M. Shackelford of Tampa, Florida, 
la being aubaitted as an attorney for working as a special assistant 
under the Attorney General to help determine the facta concerning 
dredging and filling the submerged areas of Pinellas County. 

.'tot ion was made by Mr. Ore en, seconded and adopted, that T. M. 
Shackelford be employed to do the Investigation work necessary 
to determine whether unlawful and illegal dredging and filling 
is being done in the waters of Pinellas County, the Attorney 
General to negotiate with him as to fee and the particular subjects 
to be asalgned to him for investigation. 



Mr. Bemle Papv of Key Vest, Florida, was present in connection 
with request heretofore presented that certain submerged areas 
at Ialamorada, Monroe County, be conveyed to the adjoining upland 
ownere at a price of $200.00 an acre, and that It was his under- 
standing such price had been approved. 

* 
Attorney General Ervln submitted e copy of the minutes of a meeting 
in 1955, and recommended that the matter be referred to the Land 
Agent for report. 

It was so ordered that Mr. Ferguson be requeeted to report as to 
whether a price had been agreed upon for the It-nd in question. 



The Land Agent requeeted consideration of sale of Brevard County 
land applied for by J. J. Parrlsh, Jr.. with offer of $150.00 
an acre, postponed from the September 4th meeting, owing to 
objection* from Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bard. This date was set for 
hearing of objections. The objections heve been checked and 
found not applicable as the Bard's upland ownership la approxi- 
mately 6 mllee from the land advertised for sale. 

Mr. Ferguson stated that Mr. Parrlsh hf e agreed to furnish s 
amp showing upland ownership. 

Motion was made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees overrule 
the objections of Mr. and Mrs. 3*rd and confirm sals in favor of 
Mr. Parrlsh at tne price offered - $150,00 per acre, sale ts 
be subject to a map being furnished by Mr. Parrlsh validating 
the upland ownership. 



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Thie data waa set for Hearing on objection* filed by Mra. 
Flora nee Robbine to sale of Brevard County land anplled for 
by Edward K. Poe on behalf or Lure C. Po*. with offer of 
$2no.no an acre, 

Mr. Ferguson reported that maps and information received 
■how that Mrs. Bobbins* property le separated by a e treat 
froei that applied for by Mr. Poe, and a portion of the land 
covered In the Poe application haa been quitclaimed beck to 
the state by the State Road Department and abuta the right 
of way of the atate road. A map waa dlaplayed showing the 
ownerehlp of Mr. Poe and the submerged areas he la making 
application to purchase, with statement that the city and 
county have approved the sale of thia land to Mr, Pea' a client. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the controversy 
be referred to Mr. dllot to confer with the a pel leant and 
parties protesting in an effort to see If some settlement can 
be worked out, with report to be made to the Trustees as 
soon as possible. 



Mr. Elliot presented letter from L, W. Seabrook of Tallahassee, 
asking that he be allowed the earns privilege as other owners 
around Lake Iamonla in Leon County, as to fencing out from bla 
property linos into the lake. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the request be 
denied on the ground that the Trustees do not have authority 
to grant such permission. With the large number of lakes 
In the state and the low water level prevailing It would be 
almost impossible for the Trustees to police all areas and 
require removal of fences placed by adjoining owners. 



Request is presented from the United Statee of America for 
spoil areas In Hillsborough Bay and Tampa Bay, Hillsborough 
County. It waa explained that a part of tb* spoil area requested 
lies within that part of Tamp* Bay, title to which is in 
Hillsborough County Port Authority. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Truetsea 
authorise perpetual easement in favor of the United States 
for spoil areas across the- following parcel a, or parts thereof, 
in Trmpa Bay end Hllleborough Bay, title to which la In the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Pond: 



Parcel 


1 - 


part of Spoil Area 


56-2 


Parcel 


2 - 


Spoil Area 56-3 
Spoil Area 56-* 




Parcel 


3 - 




Parcel 


i» - 


Spoil Area 56-5 




Parcel 


5 - 


Spoil area 56-6 




Parcel 


6 - 


Spoil Area 56-7 




Parcel 


7 - 


Part of Spoil Area 


56-8 



Consideration was requested on application from V 11 11am 
Schmidt, presented to the Trustees September 4th and referred 
to the Engineer for report. The application covers Tracts 1 
and 2 bordering the last shore of the Indian River, St. Lucie 
County, extending approximately sixteen hundred feet (1600 1 ) 
westerly into said river, A map waa shown indicating upland 
ownership and submerged areas applied for. The Engineer and 
Secretary recommends as follows: 

■That applicant's Tract No. 1, extending 520 feet east- 
ward into the rlv-r, be extended to 620 feet, and that 
application fon^mll of Tract Ho. 2, lass the East 100 
fsst, be denied. The reason for extending Tract Ho. 1 
an additional 100 feet to the westward is to allow for 
a one hundred-foot (loo') right of way to the State 
Road Department along the Easterly edge of Tract No. 1, 
which is the shore line. Tract No. 2, except the 
easterly 100 feet, would extend into the deepest portion 
of the Indian River, be an obstruction to navigation, 
and would form a projection into Hid river beyond which 
fill should not be made; elao recon-send that stipulation 
be made in the deed that right of way be reserved for 
State Road Department . ■ 



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Motion was mads, seconded end adopted, that the reconrtenda tione 
or *r. Elliot be approved and that the parcels as outlined 
In the recommendation be advert laed for objections only, with 
provision to be made In the deed for stats road right of way 
100 feet wide. 



At information to the Trustees, a copy of a resolution tdopted 
by the Stats Road Department August 24, 1956, was presented 
to the effect that the State ftotd Department has cancelled 
request It made October 21, 1955, to 'Pinellas County to hold 
up temporarily, for a period of 90 days, the approval of any 
applications for purchase or submerged lands In the general 
area of the proposed causeways to connect Mullet Key and other 
Islands with the Pinellas County mainland, until the feasibility 
study then under way could be completed and location of the 
proposed project determined.* 

Information received and ordered filed. 



Consideration was given to placing a tlxe limit on use or land 
where conveyed out of the state for public purposes only, so 
that If the land is not used for public purposes within a period 
to bs determined, the Trustees may at their option require that 
grantee reoonvey the land to the stats. 

Motion was msde, seconded and adopted, that Mr. Elliot confer 
with the Attorney General's office and make a recommendation to 
the Trustees ae to a reasonable time for commencing actual 
conversion of the land for public use, such requirement also to 
apply to lands under the Murphy Act - Chapter 18296. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that Report Jlo. 652, 
listing 28 regular bids for sale of lands under Chsptsr 16296, 
bs approved and issuance of deeds corresponding thereto be 
authorised. \ 



Request was presented from C. Robert Burns, on behalf of 
United Aircraft Corporation, for release of the oil and alner&l 
rights and state road right of way reservations contained In 
Palm Beach County Deed No, 2598 to Lalnhart ana Potter, 
Immediate predecessor In title to the Gwne and Fresh Water 
Fish Commission. The Commission has agreed to deliver the 
land described to the Aircraft Corporation, covering Beet Ion 15, 
Township 41 Bouth, Range 4o East, but the contract cannot 
be carried out unless rslease of the reservations can be acquired 
from the stats. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
release of the reservations as requested, the Attorney General's 
offlcs having approved said releases. 



Marlon County - V. R. MaoEensle requests reduction In base 
bid ror advertising 117 lots. In Hl-Cllff Heights, a subdivision 
located In the KEi of SEi or Section 13, Township 15 South, 
Range 22 Cast, making an offer of |2,50 per lot. 

Motion was ta»de, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline 
to reduce the base bid, and make counter proposal to authorise 
advert leeaent of the lota with a minimum bid of 15-00 per lot. 



Pinellas County - The City of Tarpon Springs requests that the 
Trustees release the 'public purpose" clause from deed No. 
02 -Chapter 2l684, for the reason that the city dose not now 
require the land for public purposes and desires to sell the 
lots for homssltes. 

Hr. Elliot recommends that If the Trustees consider release 
of the "public purpose' clause, e charge of 810.00 per lot be 
made for such release. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that th* Trustees 
decline to releaee the public purpose clause ■■ r«quaat«d 
by the City of Tarpon Spring*, and that if the land la not 
needed for public purpoa-s it be rsconveysd to the state. 



Volusia County - The 3o*rd of Public Instruction of Voluala 
County makes an offer of $35.00 for Lota 9, 10 and 13, Block 
3, Zelia 5*a a Subdivision, New Smyrna Beach. It Ml explained 
ti.st the county has had poaeeaalon of the property, having 
purchased the lots some yeara ago without being aware of 
Murphy Act certificates being agalnat It, 

Motion wae made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offer of $35-00 for the 3 lots *nd authorise 
conveyance under provisions of Chapter 21664 to the Board 
of Public In a true t ion of Voluala County. 



Motion wb a made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise diaela later of Interest In cart If lea tea erroneously 
Issued under the Murphy Act covering land In Bay, Citrus, 
Columbia, Taylor and Voluela Count lee, the Attorney General • e 
Office having advised that no title csme to the state by 
virtue of said certificates. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trust*** adjourned. 



d, th* Trust*** adjourned. 



ATTEST 



■ ^faffer* 



Tallahassee, Florida 
September 25, 1956 



The Trustee* of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 

date l.. Lhe Board Room, office* of the Governor, at the Capitol. 



Present: 



L.-rloy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

Nathan Mayo, Comb iss loner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, 
Tan K. Ferguson, 



Engineer and Secretary 
Land Agent 



Mr. presented the following sale* advertised to be held on 
this date. I 

Hendry County - On August 21, 1956— the Trust*** considered 
offer of twenty-five cents U5**) P*r sore fro* Humble Oil 
and Refining Company for en oil, ga* and mineral lease on 
the reserved intereet held by the Trustees of th* Internal 
Improvement Fund and the State Board of Education covering 
Sections 16 in Township 48 South, Ranges 33 and 3b Eaet. 
The Trustees agreed to advertise the reserved Interest held 
for sealed, competitive bids j-nd notice of such nsls was 
advertised In the Clewiaton Mews, Clewlston, Florida, and 
in the Tallahasaee Democrat on August 24, 31, September 7 
and 14, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed In the r»corde 
of the Land Office. 



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Description of the lend was called out and the only offer 

received mi f*35.20 si casta consideration for stld lease, t 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offer of $435.20 from Bumble Oil and Refining 
Company as cash consideration, plus royalty payments of one- 
eighth In kind or In value and the amount of twenty-five cents 
(251) per acre annual rental increasing five per cent {$%) of 
such original amount after the first two years, lease to be 
for a prlnary terra of ten years. * 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - On July 31, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of $100.00 an acre from Paul B. Dlckman for purchase of 
a parcel of submerged land In Tampa Bay In Sections 16, 17, 19, 
20 and 30, Township 31 South, Rang* 19 East, Hillsborough County, 
lying northwesterly of Government Lots 1, 2_and 3 of said Section 
16, and Fractional Sections 19, 20 and 30 of said Township 31 
South, Range 19 East, containing 303 acres, more or less. The 
lsnd was advertised for objections only and notice of sale waa 
published In the Tampa Tribune on August 17, 24, 31, September 
7 and 14, 1956, with sale to be held on this data. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of 
the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Hot ion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees confirm sale in favor of Mr, Dlckman at the 
price of farad - §100.00 an acre. 



MARTIM AT) PALM BEACH COUNTIES - On July 31, 1956, the Trustee*: 

considered offer of $250. Of) an acre from Mrs. Ethel 'Ye iter for 

purchase of a mangrove flat in the Northwest Tori; Lo ml ha tehee * 

Rlw-r, in Section 22, Township 40 South, Range 42 East, Martin 

County, and Section 27, Township 40 South, Range 42 East, Palm 

Beach County, containing 5 acres, more or less. The land was 

advertised for competitive bids and objections and notice of 

eale was published In the Stuart News, Martin County, on 

August 23, 30, September 6, 13 and 20, 1956, and In the Pml» 

Beach Post, Vest Palm Beach, on August 24, 31, September 7, 

14 and 21, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy • 

of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 

of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale, A higher bid of $2000.00 was made by Matthew 
Fergsn of South Palm Beach. Florida. Competitive bidding 
resulted in a high bid of $670.00 an acre from C. E. Tllley and 
F. C. Prior, 

Motion waa mads, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the high bid of $670.00 an acre and conflra sale In favor of 
Messrs. Tllley and Prior. 

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY - On July 31, 1956, the Trustees considered 

offer of $200.00 an acre from Marshall 0. Mitchell, on behalf 

of Fred A. Tuerk, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land 

in the Indian River in Section 13, Townahip 32 South, Rang* 

39 Eaet, described as bag Inning at the southeast corner of said 

Section 13, run North 421.5 feet weat to eaat shore of Indian 

River, southwesterly along the eaat shore of Indian River to 

that south line of Section 13, east along said section line to 

beginning, containing 2.3 acres, more or less. The land was 

advertised for objections only and notice of eale was advertised * 

in the Prees Journal, Vera Beach, Florid*, on Augutt I 7 , 24, 

""1, September 7 and 14, 1956, with tale to be held on this date. 

Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 

of the Land Office. Description of the land was called out and 

no objections were filed to the sals. 

**tlnn wns iwde by v.r. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Truetees confirm eale In favor of Mr. Tuerk at the 
price offered - $200,00 an acre. 



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MONROE COUNTY - On July 31, 195*. the Truateea considered 

offer of $125.00 from G. A. Crawehaw on behalf of Elmer H. 

and Hary Helen Opfer, for a parcel of submerged ltnd In the 

Florida St rait a In Section 18, Township 63 South, Range 36 

East, lying southeasterly of and adjacent to the northeasterly 

100 feet of Tract F of Plantation Beach, containing 0.42 

of an acre, more or leas. The land wae advert lead for object lone 

only and copy of notice vaa published in the ley Vest Cltlten 

on August 17, 24, 31, September 7 and lit, 1956, with sale 

to be held on thla date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 

are filed In the recorde of the Land Office, Description 

of the land vaa called out and no objections were filed to the 

•ale. 

Motion was made by 'Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees confirm sale in favor of Elmer H, and Mary 
Helen Opfar at the price offered - $125-00 for the parcel. 



MONROE COUNTY - On July 31, 195b, tne Trusteea considered 
offer of $200.00 an acre from Paul E. Sawyer, on behalf of 
Mrs. Beulah Case, for purchase of a parcel of subme r ged land 
In Florida Bay in Section 32, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, 
lying northwesterly of and adjacent to Lota 1, 2, 3 and 4 in 
Stratton'e Subdivision, containing 2.0 acres, mora or lees. 
The land wae advertised for objections only and notice of aale 
was published In the Eay Vest Cltlten on August 17, 24, 31, 
September 7 and 14, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notloe and proof of publication are filed In the records 
of the Lend Office. Description of the land was called out 
and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion wae made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 

that the Trustees confirm sale in favor of Mrs. Cass at the 
price offered - 4200.00 per acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - On July 24, 1956, the Trueteee conaldered 
offer of $200.00 an acre from Vllllam R. Meblett, on behalf 
or F. E. B. Corporation, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land lying aouth of and adjacent to Lota 5, 6, 7, 6, 9 and 
10, Block 58, aa shown on a subdivision of Lota 1, 2, 3, 5 and 
6, Section 35; Lot 2, Section 36; Lot 3, Section 26; and Lot 2, 
Section 34; all in Township 67 South, Range 25 Eaat, containing 
6.65 acres, more or leas. The land waa advertised for objectlona 
only and notice of sale wae published In the ley Vest Cltlten 
on August 10, 24, 31, September 7 and 14, 1956, with aale to 
be held on tbie date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed in the records of the Land Office, 

Description of the land waa called out and objectlona vera 
filed by Ben C. Vlllla of Tallahassee, on behalf of Joseph R. 
Blrugo. Mr. "dUlla filed written objections, and verbally 
explained that his client owns one-half lntereat In Cow fey, 
which la located aouth of the area being advertised for aale 
on Stock Island, and preeented maps and sketches ahowlng three 
(3) sales heretofore made almost up to hi a property line, thus 
depriving him of his riparian rlghte on two sides of Cow Key. 
Mr. Slrugo suggests that the owner of the three parcels shewn 
on the map, who Is also the applicant to purchase the land in 
question, make some adjustment in his ffvor owing to the encroach- 
ment on his riparian rights caused by the earlier aale. Ha feels 
that If the sale advertised today is consummated, it will pre- 
vent him exercising hie riparian rights toward the shore. 

Statements were made that some maps showed the existence of 
Cow Key and othera did not; the original purchaser of Cow Eey 
was aware of the tales made; the three srles referred to by 
Kr, Slrugo were advertised as required by law, no objections 
were filed and the sales were consummated; there i« a space of 
about 2500 feet between the land advertised and Cow ley. 

The Trustees expressed tbalr willingness to go as far as poe Bible 
in permitting Mr. Slrugo to expand his riparian rights, but 
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taken on that phase of the problem, 

Mr. Villi* stated that It eeeme to be the consensus of opinion 
that an error waa made In eelllng eubmerged land so cloee to 
Cow Key and the applicants have recognized that the owner of 
the three parcel! did not have the right to go aa far aa he 
did, and before the sale now being considered is disposed of 
the Trustees should require the applicants to sake some 
adjustment with the owners of Cow ley. 

There was no showing made that the sales had been held in any 
unlawful Banner, proper notice having been advertised and no 
objections having been filed to the sales. 

I 
Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Oreen and adopted, 
that the object lone be overruled and the sale as advertised 
be eonflneed In favor of applicants, F. E. B. Corporation, 
at the price offered - $200. no an acre. 



SARASOTA COUNTY - On July 31, 1956, the Trustees considered 
the appraised prloe of (138.00 from John B. Rlchey for purchase 
of a parcel of eubmerged land in Little Sarasota Bej in Section 
22, Township 38 South, Range 18 East, lying eeeterly of and 
adjacent to that part of the south 100 feet of the north 400 
feet of II. 8. Government Lot 2 of aaid Section 22, lying east 
of the paved county road, containing 0.69 of an acre, more or 
leae. The lend wpb advertised for objections only and notice 
of the a ale was published in the Sarasota Herald on August 17, 
24, 31, September 7 and 14, 1956, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the 
records of the Land Office. Description of the land wee called 
out and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was sad*, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
•ale in favor of Mr. Hlchey et the price offered - $138.00 
for the parcel - the deed to carry the restrictive covenant with 
reference to filling. 



T0LUSIA COURTS - On July 31, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $500.00 per acre from E. V. Qeutler 
on behalf of L. C. Stair, for purchase of « parcel of submerged 
land in Indian River North, in Section 33, Townehlp 17 South, 
Range 34 East, lying northeasterly of the East 268 feet of the 
North 134 feet of the South 269 feet of Lot "4-L", Assessor's 
Subdivision of the Alvares Grent , containing 1.8 acres, more 
or less. The land was advertised for objections only and notice 
of the sale was published In the DeLand Sun Hews on August 24, 
31, September 7, 14 and 21, 1956, with s&le to be held on this 
date. Copy or notice and proof of publication are filed in the 
records of the Land Office. Description of the land was called 
out and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale In favor of Mr. Stair at the price offered - $500.00 an acre. 



T0LUSIA COUNTY - On July 31 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from E. V. Geutler, 
on behalf of R. L, Brawn, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in Indian River North in Section 2, Township 18 South, Range 
34 East, lying northeasterly of the easterly 500 feet of the 
northerly 100 feet or the southerly 300 feet ae meaeured along 
the easterly right of way of U. 5. Highway No. 1 of Lot J of 
Lowd's Subdivision, containing 1.3 acres, mora or leea. The 
land waa advertised for objections only and notice of the sale 
was published in the DeLand Sun News on August 24, 31, September 
7, 14 and 21, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of not lee and proof of publication are filed in the records of 
the Und Off lea. 

Description of the land was Tailed out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion waa made , seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale in favor or R. L. Brown at the price offered - $300,00 
per acre. 



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VOLUSIA COUNTY - On July 17, 1956, the Trueteee considered 
offer of #50.00 an icre froa Anderson C. Bouchelle for 
purchase of the following described land: 

TRACTS A AND C 

Two tracts of submerged lend In th» unsurveyed portions 
of Sections 7, 6, 16 and 17, Township 17 South, Rang* 
y* East, Volusia County, Florida, lying northeasterly 
of the City of Hev Smyrna Beech, northwesterly froa the 
tforth Causeway , westerly of Maintenance Spoil area 
Ko. V-E and southerly of the northeasterly extension of 
Sheldon Avenue In Sew Smyrna Beach, less two parcels 
In the extreme westerly portion to be reserved for 
the City of Mew Smyrna Beach and other riparian owners. 

TRACT A of the above described area lying westerly and 
northwesterly of Inlet Creek, containing 305 acres, 
more or less. The purchaser to furnish plat of surrey 
and legal description of said Tract A. 

TRACT C of the above described area lying easterly and 
southeasterly of Inlet Creek, containing 317 acres, 
■ore or less. The purchaser to furnish plat of survey 
end legal description of said Tract C. 

TRACT B 

A tract of submerged land In the unsurveyed portions of 
Sections 5, 6, 7 and B, Township 17 South, Range y* Jest, 
lying northerly of Tract A as described above, westerly 
of MSA Ko. V-8, southerly of MSA fc^A-R end easterly 
of a creek or elough running northerly and southerly 
through said Seotione 6 and 7. Containing 276.U ecras, 
more or less. The purchaser to furnish plat of survey 
and legal description. 

The land was advertised for competitive bids and objections, 
and notlcs of the sale was published in the DeLend Sun Hew* on 
August ZH, 31, September 7, 1* and 21, 1956, witft sals to be held 
on this dats. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
in the recorde of the Land Office. 

Before proceeding with the sale the Trustees announced that 
conferences have been held in Volusia County with parties 
interested in the sale of this land. Including the City of Hew 
Sayrne Beach end the County Cosnlss loners. All Interested 
parties have been contacted, agreement reached, and the following 
Is recommended: 

■BJ 

1. That a strip or submerged and semi -submerged land 
five hundred f«et (500*) in width ba dadloated 

to the perpetual u?e of the public as a navigable 
waterway, said dedication to be properly described 
and recorded in the public records of Volusia County. 

2. That the vording of the dedication, in so far as 
the removal of the material from the described area 
is ooncernsd, be that resulting from a conference 
between the purchasers *nd their attorneys, and 

the Trustees' engineers, Lend Agent and the Attorney 
General, and Bubssquently submitted to the Trustees 
for final approval. 

3. That the Trustees authorise the expenditure of a 
sum of aoney, not exceeding 8350.00 for the survey 
and layout of the dedicated area by a local surveyor . 

A petition was presented signed by eighty percent (80^) of 

the owners in the area, between Wayne Avenue and Sheldon Avenue. 

Other owners present Indicated approval of the plan provided 
the owners adjacent to the dedicated waterway will be allowed to 
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Kr. Tom Cobb, representing waiter Mulbry, who 1* an appli- 
cant to purchase True t a "A" end ■C", expressed the opinion 
that purchasers of the mar eh lend should be required to remove 
the material fron the dedicated waterway. 

It was generally agreed that the waterway should be dredged 
so as to maintain Tree flow of water st all times and that the 
•ate rial dredged ehould be placed on the tract e described as 
A, B.and C. 

Motion wee Bade by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the True tees approve the dedication of the public waterway 
aa outlined in recommendatlona 1 and 2. 

Motion wae Bade by Mr. Ore en, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Tristees authorize the expenditure or up to 1350.00 for 
the necessary eurvay work to lay out the waterway ae recoanended 
In 3. 

Further dlecuseion with reference to dredging in the dedloated 
waterway resulted In a decision by the Trust eee that the deed 
conveying the three tracts advertised ehall carry covenant ■ which 
will grant to the purchaser the right to remove the fill material 
from the 500 foot waterway where it sbute his land, the purchaser 
to agree that he will remove the fill to a depth of not lees than 
ten (10) feet within s period of five (5) year* from date. The 
purchaser would alao agree that at least one-half of the property 
purchased would be filled to a grade to be established by the 
City Engineers, within the earns five (5) year period and the 
remainder to be filled to such elevation within not lass than 
a five (5) year period immediately following. 

Mo opposition was expressed to the above procedure, and It was 
so ordered. 

The Land Agent called out the description of the three (3) parcels 
advertised for bids and objections, beted on application from 
Mr. Bouchelle with a starting bid of $50.00 an acre. It was 
explained that the tracts would be bid off separately and as a 
whole, the highest total bid to be the e*le price. 

Competitive bidding resulted in the following high bids being 
reoelvsd: 

Tract "A" - 150.00 per acre bid by Magnolia Development 
Corporation; 

Tract "C - $215.00 per acre bid by Magnolia Developmen' 
Corporation; 

Tract "8" - $105.00 per acre bid by Magnolia Development 
Corpora t ion. 

The total area was called out, and no higher bid wae made. 

Mr. Bouchelle requested that the Trustees narrow the dedicated 
500-foot strip to 50 feet through hie property, as tt will bs 
necessary for hla to have a bridge across the waterway and the 
500-foot apan will be too expensive. 

Mr. Bouchelle was reminded that he had made no opposition to 
the width of the waterway during the discussion on that phase 
of the subject, and, according to information, was agreeable 
to the entire plan when it was dl aniseed at a conference in 
Day tone Beach with Interested parties. 

Mr. Bouchelle replied that he wae assured that that feature of 
the plan would be worked out; that he Is giving up valuable 
Ian**, for the waterway involving a loss of approximately $15,000.00 
In cash spent on filling. 

Other Interested parties , including the high bidder for the 
land, brought out the fact that they understood everyone was In 
agreement on the recommended proposal and had not heard of Mr. 
Bouchelle *■ request for a narrower waterway through his land; 



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that It would not be equitable for other owners to be 
required to construct bridge s across a 500- foot waterway 
end Mr. Bouchelle be ell owed to build e SO- foot structure; 
that to reduce the -width will defeat the purpose for which 
the waterway is designed. 

After further discussion, notion wee made, seconded end 
adopted, thet the Minute e will show that Mr. Bouchelle will 
agree to a modification of a purchase contract he hae with 
the Trustees eo ae to allow e 500-foot strip along the 
western edge of the land under contract, with the understanding 
that he be permitted to construct a bridge aoroes the waterway 
adjoining his ownership with a total opening to be determined 
by Mr. Bouchelle, hut not less than one hundred feet (100'), 
the eane width openings to be allowed the purchaeers of the 
three trecte. Mr. Bouchelle etated that he would like to 
tera some land, or a credit on nis contract, in compensation 
for his costs in filling the land. 

The Governor advised Mr. Bouchelle that he will not be allowed 
any reimbursement for work he has done; that the land covered 
by his contract will be reduced by the amount taken for the 
waterway and settlement will be m*de at the rate paid for the 
land by reducing the contract price by the amount of land taken. 

Mr. Bouchelle explained that the contract referred to le In 
the name of Dr. Cunningham, an aseoclate of his, and he will 
have to take the matter up with him before making a dacielon. 

Governor Colllne aeked that Mr. Bouchelle advle* the True tees 
by next Tuesday - October 2, 1956 - what Dr. Cunningham will do. 

Motion vii made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees 
approve the high bide made by Magnolia Development Corporation - 
150.00 an acre for Tract 'A', i215.00 an acre for Tract "C", 
and $105.00 an acre for Tract "B" - subject to approval from 
Dr. Cunninghaa aa to the reduction In contract and reduction 
in length of bridge as outlined. 



The Land Agent presented request from Henry Blount, County 
Attorney, on behalf of Duval County, for dedication of Mud Island, 
recently renamed Peyton Island, situated In the St. Johns River 
under the Mathews Bridge, for public purposes, to be administered 
and controlled by the Board of County Commie ■ lone n as long si 
uasd for public purposes only. The dedication sought is for 
the entire Island, but eubject to right of way existing State 
Road (Mathews Bridge). Requeet for control of this island 
was considered by the Trustees July 17th, and on August 14th 
dedication was authorized ae to approximately 4 acres but no 
instrument has been executed end delivered. The island is 
located in Township 2 South, Range 27 East, Duval County. The 
Land Agent recommends that action taken August 14 be amended 
to dedicate the entire island, eubject to the exleting State 
Road instrument. 

Motion wae made, seconded and adlpted, that the Trustees 
amend dedication authorised August 14, 1956, eo as to include 
the entire Peyton Ielano. for public purposes only, eubject to 
State Road right of way ae recommended by the Land Agent. 



Mr. William R. Meblett, on behalf of First National Bank of 
Leeeburg ae Trustee, makes application for a dredging area at 
Islaaorada 300 feet by 450 feet eoutheset or the former dredging 
area opposite upland of Mre. Clera Hey ~>owney, eubject to 
written consent from Mrs. Downey end proof of Mra. Downey's 
upland ownership being fumiehed. The requested area will be 
substituted for the area previously authorised In connection 
with Deeds 21326 and 21327. Approval of the U. S. Snglneere 
has been granted for the new dredging erea located in Township 
63 South, Range 37 East, Monroe County, and It Is estimated 
that ten thousand (10,000) yarda will be neesesary to be taker. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Truetees 



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grant permission for e substitute dredging sr«* ■■ requested 
by Mr. Meblstt, conditioned upon written cone ant from Mrs. 
Downey being furnished the Trustees, ptyraer.t to be at the usual 
rate charged for fill Material. 



The following applications were presented from a. A. Craws haw 
on behalf of upland owners, for purchase of submerged land In 
Konroe County: 

Michael and Anna deRoao offer the appraised price of 
9150.00 for 0.6 of an acre of submerged land lying 
adjacent to their upland In Government Lot 5. Section 
6, Township 62 South, Ranre 39 East; 

Frederick T. Bond t.nd Margaret H. Bond, hit wife, 
offer $200.00 per Acre, which is In excess of the 
sppralsed nrlcs, for 1.5 acres of submerged lend 
adjacent to their upland In Section 23, Township 
62 South, Hangs 38 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees Author lis 
advert leenent for sale, subject to objections only, of the two 
parcels of land In Konroe County applied for by Mr. Crsvehaw on 
behalf of clients. 



The Land Agent presented two Pinellas County sales advertised 
to be held September 11, 1956, and held for consideration when 
the Governor could be present. The lsnd was applied for by 
Lao M, Butler on behalf of Harbor Bluffs Devslopment Corporation 
and A. V. Baylies. (See minutes of September 11 for description 
of the land and offer made.) Approvs.) of Pinellas County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority is on file. 

Without objection the two sales were referred to the State Land 
Use and Control Coamlsslon for recommendation. 

Governor Collins stated that he will not be willing to approve 
any request for purchase of submerged areas in Pinellas County 
without first having tne application referred to the State 
Land Use and Control CoddIef ion for reconme relation. 



Mr. T. M. Shackleford, attorney of Taupe, Florida, was present 

and Governor Collins announcsd that the Alliance for Conservation 

of Natural Resources In Pinellas County has recommended Mr. 

Shack laford, pursuant to sot Ion ttfcen by the Trustsea August 7, 

1956, to sngage the services of en attorney to investigate the 

alleged Illegal usurpation of state lands In Flnslles County 

area. The Governor explained to Mr. Shack laford that the Trustee e 

desired that he go to Pinellas County &nd hear cample inte ee 

to illegal dredging end filling, get the facts, end make reoonwier.dat ion 

to the Trueteee ee to procedure for rectifying any wrong and 

Injury which might have occurred. 

The Trustees discussed with Mr. Shackleford the matters to be 
looked into, such as contacting any privete or public concern 
where filling la being done, or has been done, end where there 
is any evidence that it goes beyond the area conveyed. The 
Attorney General* a interpretation has been that after the sale 
of lend le made by the Trustees, the Jurisdiction ss to whet is 
done with the land IP entirely In the Pinellas Water and Navigation 
Control Authority, composed of the County Connies lonere. Reports 
have been made to the Trustees of numerous Instances where 
violation of rights has occurred, and the Trustees desire these 
reports investigated jnd verified. 

It was also brought out that Information from the County Attorney 
le that where a Var Department p»rnlt to fill land wee granted 
before the 1953 end 1955 Acts, the County Authority cannot do 
anything. The Trueteee desire this particular point Investigated. 
Upon inquiry from Mr. Shecklaford as to uss of his associates in 
ths work, he was advised that he would be expected to utilize hie 
fin to assist hin in this work. 



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Mr. Shack laford was adlvsed thet the Attorney General will 
negotUte with him In the handling of thlt work end compensation 
therefor. 



St. Lucia Count j - Mr. John McCtrty and Mr. Arthur P. Byal.on 
behalf of North Beech Development Company, were present et 
a hearing before the Trustees September 11, 1956, In connect Ion 
with eels of lend In st. Lucie County advertised to be sold 
March 13, 1956. Objections were filed by Ralph Wilson, County 
Attorney, on behalf of the County Cobb lsa loners of St. Luc Is 
County and on behalf of Fort pierce Inlet District. Also, 
objections were filed by Raymond E. Ford on behalf of ollent. 
At the neet log September 11th, the Trustees requested Mr. Elliot 
to confer with interested partite with a view to working out 
a solution of the problem. 

Mr. Elliot reports that In conference with applicants and 
objectors, the following was suggest sd: 

(a) Thct applicants procure consent of the U. 8. Engineer 
Office, Department of the Army, for reaoval of material 
from the Coon Island Malntenanos spoil area me to that 
comprising* the Hi of what is known as Coon Island. 

(b) That an area bordering upon the Inlet channel, 
between Coon Island maintenance spoil area and ths 
beach ridge to the eastward, bs excavated to prow Ida 
a settling basin adjoining end north of the Inlst 
channel. 

Mr. Elliot recomaende that the Trustees request applicants to 
discuss ths aatter of acquisition of the land with the County 
Commissioners and ascertain definitely vbst motion the said 
corns lss loners will take officially with reepect to acquisition 
by North Beach Development Company; that with reference to ths 
smell island or sand bank built up above water which the applicants 
propose to acquire froa the Trustsee, it le recommended that in 
taking fill froa the said sand bank or island to be placed 
on the upland, the lower eectlon be removed. 

Mr. Ill lot also presented a resolution adopted by the Board 
of County Commissioners withdrawing Its objections to the sale 
of the said submerged lands, conditioned upon ths following four 
step* being taken to protect the interest of the County: 

■MOM, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County 
Coma lss loners of St. Lucie County, Florida, In meeting aesembled 
this 18th day of September, 1956, as follows: 

1. That said Board does hereby withdraw Its objection 
to the sale of said submerged lands, provided, the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund take the 
necessary steps to assure St. Lucie County, 

A. That the shore line of the 'Uplands' shall 
remain substantially the saas as It now la. 

8. That the channels on the East and Vest aides 
of the Island located East of 'Coon' Island shall 
kin open to navigation; 



0. That no additional islands snail be created in 
Tuck'r's Cove, or on any of said submerged lands; 



D. That dredging shall ooamenee within six (6) months, 
and in the event no dredging Is done within a period 
or three (3) Tears, that the title to said submerged 
lands shall revert to the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund. ■ 

and corr of letter from attorneys for North Beach Development 
Company that the conditions of the County Cosn lss loners will 
be met. 



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Mr. allot stated that with the withdrawal of objections by 
the county, en I agreement by letter from Mr. John McCarty, 
attorney for North Beach Development Company, to Governor Collins 
dated September 22, 1956, that North Beach Development Company 
will carry out the request of St. Lucie County afl set forth In 
the resolution, It la ready for the Trustees to either accept 
or reject the offer. 

The price offered for the land was discussed and it was brought 
out that the appraise? valued the land as an area from which 
fill would be taken rather then an area which would be filled. 

Motion was male, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees refer 
the matter of price to Kr. Green and Mr. Mayo for the purpose 
of securing from the appraiser information as to value of tna 
land to be filled a* well as value of the fill to be taken; also 
consideration to be given to selling the fill material from a 
certain area Instead of conveying the land. 



Request was presented fron. Florida Inland Navigation District 
for 1 United spoil easement covering 4 acres in Indian River 
County neoessary in connection with Improvement by the United 
States of the Intracoastal Waterway. The area requested is 
described as follows: 

All of the submerged land, serai- submerged land, mar ah 
lands and islands, or portions thereof lying within a 
1750 foot wide strip or tone through portions of un sur- 
veyed portions of Sections 9, 16, 21 and 22, Township 31 
South, Range 39 East, Indian River County, and shown on 
map entitled 'Intracoastal Waterway, Jacksonville to 
Miami, Florida, Right of Way and Maintenance Spoil Areas 
Through Indian River County, Florida, Prepared for 
Florida Inland Navigation District, dated' June 19^3." 

Mr. Elliot recommended that the easeaent be granted with the 

instrument to include a clause authorizing said District to 

assign to ths United States to June 30, 1959, the rights granted 
the District . 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
limited spell easenent as requested by Florida Inland Naviga- 
tion District with Inclusion of the clause as recommended by 
Mr. Elliot. 



The Engineer and Secretary requested authority to arrange for 
mapping of lntracoastal waterways on the East coast, and on 
thfl West coast from the Caloosaha tehee River North to the 
Anclote River at Tarpon Springe, This will facilitate determining 
In advance areas of submerged land available for sale. Halt 
of fill, protection end improvement to navigation. Kr. Elliot 
presented a specimen map of the Indian River area Indicating 
wh&t mapping would consist. of. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, th&t the Trustees authorise 
Mr. Elliot to have the mapping done as suggested. 



At the meeting of the Trustees September 18, there was referred 
to the Attorney General rnd to Mr. Elliot for report, the 
application from the Board of Public Instruction of Volusia 
County for acquis it ion of a parcel of submerged land comprising 
approximately 50 acres In Volueia County situated westward from 
Qovern'aent Lot 5, Section 16, Township 17 South, Range y* East, 
to be used for public school purposes. 

Kr. Elliot reported that at the meeting September lBth It was 
suggested that the ares might be dedlcet^d to Volusia County 
for school purposes; tht>t pursuant to the policy of the Trustees 
to c — ivey eutwi-rged bottoms only to the adjoining upland ownsr, 
any permission to dredge and fill said bottoms would be granted 
only to *uch ovner, or to another only upon written consent of 
such o"*ner. Dedication would be conditioned tfvt ths adjoining 



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upland owner, Mre. Hannah Tetvller Bonnet, content in writing 
to euch dedication, subject further to e stipulation in the 
dedication that conveyance to said Board of Public Initrwtlon 
■hell not extinguish the riparian rights of a* id adjoining 
upland owner, or the right to acquire from the True tees the 
submerged bottoms extending westward froa the dedicated area 
to Callallea Creek, end to acquire ruch other submerged bottom* 
as may adjoin her upltnd rlverward froa Government Lota 2, 3 
and 5, of said Section 16. Mrs, Bonnet Indicates tentative 
approval of that set forth, conditioned that the Trustee • 
convey to her, without cost, approximately 30 ecree of land 
extending riverward to Callallea Crsek outward from that part 
of Government Lot 5, south of the area proposed to be dedicated, 

Mr. Elliot recommends dedication aa above outlined, except as 
to request for conveyance to Mrs, Bonnet without cost, on 
which no recommendation is made fnr the reason that whether 
or not conveyance can be made without coet is strictly a setter 
of policy wholly with the Trustees. 

Hot Ion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Better be 
referred to the Attorney General for opinion ae to whether the 
law will he violated In making land available to Mrs. Bonnet 
beyond the tract applied for by the School Board and a possible 
agreement between the Trustees and Mrs. Bonnet as to a price 
for the land. 



Applies Lion from Edward M. Poe, on behalf of Lura C. Poe, for 

purchase of land In Brevard County, advertised to be sold 

Aupn't 28, 1956, was referred to Mr. Elliot for report. The 

following report wae submitted by Mr. Elliot: 

Re: Application on Behalf or Lura C. Poe 

On September IB there was referred to ae for report appli- 
cation by Edward M. Poe on behalf of Lura C. Poe for th* 
acquisition af submerged bottoms south of Causeway across 
Indian River at TltuBVille, adjoining upland on the west 
shore ownsd by applicant. 

Objections to the sals Mere presented by Mrs. Florence 
Bobbins, owner of the property to the southward scrota 
Orange Avenue, In Tltusvllle. Bar objections were baaed 
upon claim that her riparian property would be damaged 
by the extension eastward into Indian River; that the 
proposed fill would result in forming a pocket in which 
debris would accumulats, would result in inconvenience of 
access by water to her upland property, end generally for 
the reason that she did not want the ares to be rilled and 
built up. 

Without reference to objections by Mrs, Bobbins, I find 
serious objections which would result from extending a 
fill eastward into the river for s total distance of some 
1300 fsst e* follows: 

1. Interference with navigation through water having 
navigable depths of three (3) feet or more. 

2. Leaving of stagnant pocket to the northward between 
a portion of the area applied for end the oauseway. 

3. Insufficient material for fill riverward of the 
north and south Bids linen of the submerged bottoms 
extended eastward. 

To overcotae In part the objections of Mrs. Bobbins end to 
greatly reduce the objections referred to In 1 , 2 and 3, 
I recommend ae follows: 

That of area "A" shown on plst, th*t p*rt eastward 
of the lines drawn thereon be eliminated from the 
application. 



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That to compensate for tha elimination of &uch 
part, tha area northward of "A" to the aoutb right 
of way Una of causeway a a adjusted by State Hoed 
Department, narked **-l", aa shown by line on plat, 
be aubatltuted therefor. Its era* will be somewhat 
leas than that recommended to be eliminated. 

The reeult of this modification will be as follows: 

(a) Reduce the distance eastward into the river to 
be filled 450 feet. 

(b) Eliminate the stagnant pocket between tha fill 

on the area which wsa applied for and the causeway 
embankment, 

(e J Reduce the tendency toward formation of an 

undesirable pocket along shore to the southward. 

Applicant agrees to the above; Mrs. Robblns partially 
satisfied but will accept adjustment as the best that can 
be had within rssson. 

To accomplish that above recommended, It will be necessary 
to reject tha present proposed sale and to readvertiee the 
land under applicable description, 

Hrs. Florence Robblns was present and verbally protested the 
sale on the ground that the applicant is not the adjoining upland 
owner. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the application 
from Mr. Poa, on behalf of client, be rejected, based on the 
objections pointed out by the Engineer and Secretary as to sals 
of the parcels applied for. 

It was stated that if applicant desires to sake application for 
a aodlfled area, It will be given consideration. 



Telegram waa presented from Mrs. Harry L. Dobbs, pre aidant of 
the Miami Woman's Club, asking that the date be changed for hearing 
on the application from Mr. Marshall Adar for purchase of submerged 
areas in front of owner ahlp in Klramar on Biscay ne Bay, Dads County, 

October 9th having been fixed as the moat convenient data for 
applicant and other parties objecting, the Trustees could not 
grant request of Hrs. Dobbs, and it waa ordered that ahe be so 
advised . 



SUBJECTS OTHER CHAPTER 18296 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
Report No. 653 listing twelve (121 regular bide for purchase of 
lsnd under Chapter 16296, and also Dade County Corrective Deed 
Mo. 3935 -Cor. to Travis Company, and authorise execution of deeds 
corresponding thereto. 



Reconsideration waa requested of action taken by the Truateea 
August 14, 1956, declining to release the public purpose olauaa 
in Hillsborough County deed under Chapter 21929 upon payment of 
$150.00. It was reported that tha county has Bold 30 of the lots 
In Rlvsrbluff Subdivision, conveyed under provisions of Chapter 
3046*, 1955, special acta, at a price of $7, 360.00. The Saoretary 
reoommenda that the release be authorised upon payment of one- 
half of tha amount received by the county, or $3,660.00. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the True tee a authorise 
release ot tha public purpoae clause ae to the 30 lots sold by 
the county upon payment of $3,680.00 as recommended. 



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3CTHS55 ^ chairman 




Tallahassee , florid* 
October 2, 1956 

The Trustee* of the Internal Improvement Fund act on this data 
in the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

, .osent: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J, Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard V. Ervln, Attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Ven K. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Mr. Ferguson presented request froa Buell whitehead, on behalf 
of Ralph Flint, for Issuance of qui tela la deed from the Trustee ■ 
covering the Vf of NEi of Section 6, Township 45 South, Range 2? 
East, Lee County, to clear defect In Mr. Flint's record title 
which originated In United States Patent to James E. Going dated 
June 24, 1930. Information is that the a* id tract was part of 
Fensacola and Atlantic Railroad land selection. Cert 1 floats Mo. 
13616, under which the railroad applied for 415,748 acres on 
October 4, 1688, which the Trustee e approved and agreed to 
convey as patented by the United States to the State of Florida. 
Records disclose that the land was not patented to the state and 
on March 12, 1906 the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Ccajpany 
executed quitclaim deed to the Trustees, as recorded in the « 

public records of Lee County. -1 

The Land Agent recommends issuance of quitclaim deed in favor 
of Mr. Flint. 

Notion was made, seconded and adapted, that the Trustees authorlte 
issuance of quitclaim deed to Mr. Flint covering the land des- 
cribed. 



Mr. Ferguson presented recommendation of compromise settlement 
of Pinellas County Court proceeding - Fred M. Hahn vs. Leon A. 
Jfcber, et el - as proposed by Assistant Attorney General John D. 
Horiarty to the Attorney General October 1, 1956. The proposal li 
to quitclaim or convey 73 acres of submerged land adjacent to 
Oovemnent Lot 1 of Section 29, Township 26 South, Range 15 
East, based on statement of facts in memorandum from Mr. Moriarty 
a a foil owe: 

1. Sale of Lot 1 and 73 acree of submerged land by 
Trustees In 1925, with purchase money mortgage Trustees. 

2. Levy of taxes which became delinquent, end reversion 
of title to the state under the Kurpny Act in 1939. 

3. Sale by Trustees covering Lot 1 and the submerged 73 
acres under Murphy Act in 194G to Hahn. 



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4. Foreclosure of purchase money nor t gage under proceed- 
ings which failed to Include Fred H. Hahn as defendant. 

The history of the caee was reviewed from 1925 when sale was 
nade hy the Trustees to R. E. Skinner for $24,000.00 with deed 
and nor t gag a executed; subsequent default In payments and 
lefuance of tax certificates for non-payment of taxes while 
title wte out of the state and certification of title to the 
etf.te under C.iapter 18296, the Murphy Act. Murphy Act deeds 
were Issued and thereafter. In 1955, tr.e land was again sold 
by the Trurtees, the Murphy Act deads being ov-rlooked. Law 
suit has been filed and there ts question as to vhether or 
not the Kurpny Act deede are superior to Ef."es mads by the 
Trustees. All parties here gotten together and agreed to 
split the oroperty 50-50 on the bails of value at #125.00 per 
ticc-i, snd have agreed to pay the Trustees $1,752.00 as final 
settlement. 

The Land Agent recom-ends thet In view of the circumstances 
the True tee b should accept the offer of $1,752.00 as settlement, 
hoaev»r It will be necessary to clear the transaction through 
the Pinellas County Yeter and Navigation Control Authority 
end the Stats Land Uae and Control Connlusion. 

Motion v ot Tiade, seconded end adopted, thet the matter be 
referred to Mr. Elliot, the Land Use and Control Commission, 
and the Plnelle" County Water and Navigation Control Authority 
for recomendation, after which action can be taken. 



The Florida Board of Forestry requests concurrence by the 
Trustees In sale to Dede County of the 'Yes tern 250 feet of 
the forth if acrea of thst psrtlon of the STj of S**i of MEi 
of Section 23, Township 56 South, Range 39 East, vhleh lies 
west of the westerly right of way line of Florida East Coast 
Railway, Dade County. The county proposes to construct a fire 
station on the sits. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and 
adopted, that the True tees concur In conveyance of the land 
and authorize execution of the deed on the part of the 
True tees. 



The Trustees had under discussion what Is known as ths Paradise 
island fill In Pinellas County made by Paradise Island Development 
Company, Joseph V. Ellngel, owner. The said development comprises 
approximately 70 acres, title to about one-half of which Is 
In the True tee b. The filling of the area was stopped by the 
U, S. District Engineers but It la understood an amended applica- 
tion will be made for Department of the Army permit, notice 
of which will be furnished the Trustees. 

Attorney General Ervin called attention to the permit Issued 
to Paradise Island Development Company In 1950 to fill an area 
around the lslandn which they claim. The Fort Pierce Financing 
and Construction Company case had been decided, which gave 
upland ovnern certain rights under the so-called Sutler Act, 
and the Paradise Island people were proceeding under that 
case and no protest wae msde to the fill being uade. In 1951 
the Legislature passed an act purporting to take away the rights 
under the Butler Act. The courts htve since ruled thst the 
rights or riparian ownere are cut off and the Trustees have 
title. 

Mr. Elliot reported thet s conference wee held in Tallahassee 
on September 27th and there were present repreeentatlvee from 
the U. S. Engineers' Office, fro.^i' Pinellas County on behalf 
of the County Com-ilse loners find as Pinellas County Vater 
and Navigation Control Authority, froa the oltles of St. 
Petersburg and Oulfport, end other Interested isrties, among 
which were Henry S. 3syn*rd end Leonard *a\ Cooperman, representing 
Joseph v. Ellngel, o -ner of Paradise la lend. Mr. Baynard 
submitted e brief on his client's ownership and admitted thet 
fill had been made beyond the area conveyed to him. 



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Mr. Elliot further stated that there li « discrepancy In th- 
locationF amounting to about 300 or boo feet and until It can be 
definitely determined where the line If ton what land Is la the 
Trustees ana whet la privately owned, no action can be taken. 
Thle point wai discussed with Xr. T. K. Shtcklarord end Mr. Pred 
Burns, Assistant Attorney General, and a studj is being aade 
of the situation. 

Governor Collins reported on conference had In his office 
with Comptroller Green, the only member of the True tee a In town 
at the time, Mr. ELI lot, Mr. Ferguson and Mr. Burns, with refer- 
ence to a message received from Pinellas County <ie*lln- with 
acquisition of submerged trees by Al Puren. During 1952 and 1953 
five contracts were entered into between the Trustees end Mr. 
Puren for purchase of land In Boca Clegs Bay extending out toward 
the channel and in one area adjacent to upland of the City of 
St. Petersburg. As contracts were paid out deeds were Issued, 
the last being executed In July of this year. The land vas 
advertised according to law and no objections were made to the 
sale. 

The Governor also brought out that the 1953 Legislature passed 
a law which sought to divest the Trustees of any authority over 
the dredglnc and filling of lands in Pinellas County and to 
veat such authority In the Board of County Commissioners as a 
water and navlgttlon control authority. In 1955 another law was 
passed strengthening authority of the local board for controlling 
dredging and filling in Pinellas County. The Governor and Kr. 
Green determined that whether these lands should be filled was 
a responsibility of the local board, which has taken the position 
that it did not have authority because the contracts ware entered 
Into prior to the time the authority was created. An opinion from 
the Attorney General states that the local board does have the 
authority to say whether dredging and filling may be done in th* 
area covered by deeds to* Mr. Furen. It was pointed out that the 
permit from the War Department in 1953 does not apply now ae the 
plana are different and a new permit will have to be issued, and 
the Truetsen will have opportunity to be heard before permit Is 
granted. 

Governor Collins suggested that the Trustees go on record as 
follows: 

1. Based upon advice of the Attorney General that the 
County Commissioners of Pinellas County, sitting ex 
officio at Pinellas County Vster and Navigation Control 
Authority, has since the 1953 and 1955 Acts, *nd now has 
the authority to dec ids whether or not dredging and 
filling of the Puren tract is in the public Interest, 
and the authority to grant or withhold permits dealing 
with dredging and filling t her sin, be It resolved 

2. That It Is the opinion of the Trustees that the 
County Comm if a loner s of Pinellas County should accept 
the responsibility of that authority and that In the 
public interest the right to dredge and fill in this 
area should be denied by that board. 

3. That the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
protest the granting of any permit by the u. S. Corps 
of Engineers for dredging and filling In that area If, 
as and whsn application for such rights may be made by 
the alleged owners to the U, S. Engineers for such 
authority. 

4. That the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
encourage the City of St. Petersburg to take any action 
It might deem advisable to protect its upland from en- 
croachment and from improper dredging and filling of 
the Puren area, 

Motion war made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson end 
unanimously adopted, that the four CO suggestions made by the 
Governor be approved as the action of th? Trustees. 



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Mr. Elliot racinLiended thet with referenoe to application 
for acquisition of submerged bottoms in Pinellas" County , Florida, 
the folic-,/ ins ^* edopted as the policy of the Trustee e in 
handling there natters: 

He: Application for Acquisition of Submersed 
Bottoms in Pinellas County, Florida 

1. Require application In duplicate. Vhen received, 
examine to determine if in proper fora end gives all 
information required by Trustees, including applicant's 
plan of what Is proposed tc be done with submerged 
bottoms applied for, the ares to be filled, and area 

to be excavated, accompanied by drawing, together with 
a certificate from applicant that ha has filed copy of 
his application with Pinellas County Voter and Navi- 
gation Control Authority, as required by Chapter 31182, 

2. Notify Plnellos County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority that application hss been received by Trustees, 
naming applicant and giving description of land. 

3. That information, including report by the Engineer- 
Secretary of Trustees on the location end description 
of the area applied for, and the probable effect of 
the proposed work upon navigation ana" other public 
Interests, be submitted in writing to the Attorney 
Oeneral, and also to Mr. T. H. Sheckleford, Jr., as 

to those subjects assigned to him by Trustees at 
request of Alliance for Conservation of Natural 
Resources in Pinellas County. 

4. That when application shell have besn OK'ed or 
otherwise reported on by the Attorney Oeneral, and 
also by Hr. Shackleford as referred to in 3, the 
Trustees take action on the application, after con- 
sultation with the State Land Use and Control Comnisslon. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the surge st Ions 

of Mr. Elliot - paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and h above - be approved as 

the action of the Trustees. 



Mr. Elliot lnforaed the Trustees as to discussion hsd with 
representatives of the cities of St. Petersburg wid Qulf^ort 
and their applications for dedication of submerged bottoms 
adjoining each of the municipalities. It was suggested that 
a plan similar to that of the City of Bellealr Beach night be 
worked out and that if agreement could be reached those two 
cltlss could be used as a guide for other areas. 

Mr. Aaron Marsh, Mayor, and Mr. Noble Doss, City Attorney 
for the City of Qui f port, presented application from the city 
for dedication of submerged bottoms adjacent to the city limits 
ami displayed maps showing the area requested. They aeked for 
dedication similar to that granted Bellealr Beaoh. 

After discussion of the application end suggest ions ae to 
protection of any private riparian owner and rights of naviatlon, 
the dedication was agreed to in principal, the City of Qulfport 
to submit a resolution with map showing where the rights of the 
city start and stop, the plan in general to be along the line of 
the Bellealr Beach dedication, and to be presented to the 
Trustees at the next meeting for action. 



At the suggentlon of Treasurer Larson, It was agreed that 
hereafter the meetings of the Trustees will start at 11:00 
o'clock, and other meetings not finished by that time will 
be recessed until after the Trustees' meeting. 



If 111 Ian T. fruglak of Miami, Florida, requests that the 
Trufters arrange a date for holding a hearing, either in 
Tallahassee or Hleml, en the question of leasee from the City 



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of Miami to Miami Yacht Club «nd Mini Outboard Motor Club. 



It was agreed that C, L, Vooelle, Assistant Attorney General 
in Miami, and Mr. Elliot or someone from his office, arrange 
a bearing In Miami on this aubject. 



Governor Col Una inquired whether any action *as to be taken 
at this tine on the St. Lucie County land aale to Korth Beach 
Development Company and he xaa advlaed that the appraiser 
has been requested to give further Information on his appraisal, 
and as soon as received the Committee composed of Mr. Green 
and Mr. Mayo will subeUt a report. 

Without objection It was agreed that upon receipt of amended 
appraisal and subsequent approval by the Committee, the aale 
to North Beach Development Company be approved. 



Pursuant to action taken this date by the Board of Commis- 
sioners of State Institutions, motion Mas made, seconded and 
adopted, that the -Trustees authorize payment to Winchester 
Construction Company in the total amount of $45,861.28 repre- 
senting the cost of remodeling the Knott Building and for 
remodeling and painting the office of the State Superintendent 
of Public Instruction in the Capitol Building. 



Financial statements for the month of September are as follows: 

UNDER CHAPTER 610 

Balance as of September 1, 1956 $ 332,566.35 

Receipts for the Month: 

Land Sales 69,663.67 

Quitclaim Deeds 226.00 

Pill Material 1.550.00 

Revenue Bonds 14,662.50 

Advertising Refunds 1,170.93 

Certified Copy of Trustees Minuten 0.00 

Sand and Shell Leaaea 16,976. 

Timber Leases 40. 

Oil Leases 36,738.00 

Grazing Leases 1,709.5* 

Mineral Leases 25.00 

Payment on Loan 5,859.00 

Miscellaneous Leases 275.00 

Total Receipts for Month of September, 1956 148,897.01 

Grand Total 481,463. 36 

Less Disbursements for Month of September, 1956 71,803.7* 

BALANCE AS OF SEPTQfflER 30, 1956 409,659-62 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, 1956 



Date 
9/5/56 



9/6/56 
9/7/56 



Warrant No . 

59521 
59522 



62710 
62711 
62712 
62713 

62714 

62715 
62716 
62717 
62718 
62719 
62720 
62721 



R. 
J, 
V. 
J. 



Payee 

M. McLane 
D. Horlarty 
H. Ferguson 
D. Mori arty 



General Office Equipment Co. 

W. A. Wynne, CCC 

Frank J. Anderson 

H. B. Barrell « Son 

A. B. Fogsrty 

The Coral Tribune 

The Key West Citizen 

The Miami Herald 

News -Press Publishing Co. 

The Clewlaton News 

Gilchrist County Journal 

Tallahassee Democrat 



20.25 

51.97 

5.30 

27.75 

4.95 

1.00 

150.00 

50.00 

100.00 

16.10 

33.73 

113. *0 

2O.70 
20.70 

13.80 
59-80 



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9/10/&6 64097 H. P. ford 4 0. E. Zlegler 

64093 h. R. Johnson 

64099 Leon Electric Supply Co., Inc. 

9/13/56 65561 Comptroller - Jjt Service Charge 

71301 William E. Swoope.Jr. 

71302 Standard Oil Company 

71303 Weba Paul 

71304 R. L. Kendrick, Sheriff 

71305 Railway Express Agency 

71306 The Miami Herald 
713°7 Tallahassee Democrat 
71306 The Bradenton Herald 

71309 Alton Hall 

71310 J. D. Moriarty 

72768 0*o. 0. Crawford, CCC 

7 2769 Stuart Dally News 

72770 Hie Coral Tribune 

72771 Mews -Press Publishing Co. 

72772 The Tltuavllle Star -Advocate 

72773 The Key West Citizen 
7*774 Carl Qosbee 

9/14/56 71529 Perfo Mat & Rubber Co., Inc. 

9/17/56 73857 J.Edwin Larson - Tr. to 

Stat* School Fund 

73658 J.Edwin Larson - Tr. to 

State Board Conservation 

74412 Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

74413 C. P. Mason 
9/20/56 79757 R. H. Hunt 

79758 P. 0. Riley 

9/21/56 81225 Western Union Telegraph Co. 

81226 Shell Oil Company 

81227 Bd. County Commissioners, 
Pinellas County 

81228 Oeneral Office Equipment Co. 

81229 Marehant Calculators 

81230 Weba Paul 

81231 Langley Bell, CCC 

81232 A. B. Fogarty 

81233 Key West Board of Realtors 

81234 The Collier County News 

81235 The Okeechobee News 

81236 The Miami Herald 

81237 The Key West Cltlgfci 

81238 News-Press Publishing Co. 
9/29/56 76215 F. C. Elliot 

76216 W. T. Wall! a 

76217 H. 0. Morton 

76218 V. H. Ferguson 

76219 A. R. Williams 

76220 A. C. Bridges 

76221 C- L. Vooelle 

76222 M. 0. Barco 

76223 J. L. Dedge 

76224 M. C. Plchard 

76225 J. C. Conner 

76226 B. 0. Shelf er 

76227 CM. Oreene 

76228 R. N. Landers 

76229 Blue Cross of Florida, Inc . 

76230 Wilson Life Insurance Co. 

76231 State Retirement 

76232 Federal Tax 

Total Disbursements for Month of September, 1956 



2,250.00 

247.85 

130.00 

10,702.52 

63.OO 

8.10 

15-00 

5.50 

1.93 

107.10 

21.85 

13.80 

100.00 

4.20 

6.00 

20.70 

48.30 

16.10 

18.40 

62.10 

50.00 

147.37 

32,325.73 

13,075.30 

100.80 

93.30 

11.30 

4,790.00 

6.56 

7.58 

3.79 

7.11 

42.00 

110.00 

8.50 

100.00 

251.00 

il'5o 
69,30 

18.40 

13.80 

83* .95 

398.20 

485.90 

351 -20 
472.7? 
392.08 
182.40 
404.27 

354.75 
297.55 
170.80 
268.96 

49.35 

27.41 

18.30 

22.38 

340.06 

934.90 

♦71,803.74 



u. s. a. s. cooperative: fond 



Balance as of September 1, 1956 

Receipts 

Disbursements 
Balance as ef September 30, 1956 



* 475.00 

-0- 
-0- 

$ 475.00 



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UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Receipts to General Revenue: 

September 14, 1956 ♦ 3,053.21 

September 28, 1956 11,263.45 

Total Receipts for the Month $14,316,66 

Disbursements from General Revenue : \ 
Date Warrant Mo . Payee 

9/10/56 63698 Southeastern Telephone CoJ $ 111.25 

9/13/56 72279 The Mengel Company 50.00 

9/29/56 73343 E. Hewitts / 391.^1 

73344 Provident Life & Aeclden* Ins. Co. 7.75 

733*5 Stat* Retirement ' 28.32 

73346 Federal Tax 44.60 

Total Disbursements for the Month (633.33 



SUBJECTS ORDER CHAPTER 1829* 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
approve Report Ho. 654 listing 34 regular bids for sale of 
land under Chapter 18296, and authorize execution of deeds 
corresponding thereto. 



Hamilton County - Emory Cheshire applies for reduction In base 
bid of $175.00 for advertising Lot 3, Block 9. Reneau'a Survey, 
Town of White Springs, Section 7, Township 2 South, Range 16 
East, 

Notion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and 
adopted, that the Trustees decline to reduce the base bid on 
the lot applied for by Mr. Cheshire. 



Indian River County - The City of Pellsmere, represented by 
Thomas N. Snell, president or the City Council, presented a 
resolution adopted by the council October 1, 1956, requesting 
that the Trustees accept $5.00 per lot for the remainder of 
the lots under the Murphy Act located within the City of 
Fell erne re. The Trustees heretofore fixed a base bid of $10.00 
per lot. Mr. Snell explained that Mr. Charles H. Vihon is 
Interested In purchasing this property Tor development when 
the city gets title from the state, and has put up the money 
for purchasing the lots. Mr. Snell stated that this develop- 
ment will mean a great deal to the city, and he urges the 
Trustees to accept the offer and convey to the city without 
advertising. The lots are subject to city and Fell sue re 
Drainage District taxes. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline 
to reduce the base bid from $10.00 per lot for advertising. 



Hillsborough County Commissioners request that the Trustees 
release the oil and mineral reservations In Hillaborougn County 
Deed Ho. 033-Chapter 2168U, dated September 13, 1956, and make 
an offer of $100.00 for such release. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $100.00 from Hillsborough County and authorize 
release of the oil and mineral reservation In the deed referred 
to. 

Marlon County - H. R. Mackenzie requests that the Trustees recon- 
sider action of September 19 and reduce the base bid to $2.50 
per lot for 117 lota In HI -Cliff Subdivision of the HE± of SEfc 
of Section 13, Township 15 South, Range 22 East, 



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Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
decline to reduce the base bid as requested, and authorize 
advertisement Mith a bid of not less than I5.0O per lot. 



Hardee County - The Clerk of the Circuit Court requests that 
the Trustees fix the base bid for advertising Lots 2 and 3, 
Block 15. Fort Green, no 1932 assessment having been given for 
these lots. 

Upon recommendation from the Secretary, notion was made, 
seconded and adopted, that the Trustees fix the base bid on 
the lots at $25.00 per lot. 



Motion was aade, aeconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
adjourn. 



OOVEHNoH ' CHAIRMAN 




Tallahassee, Florida 
October 9, 1956 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 
date in the Board Room, cfrices of the Governor, at the 
Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. Ervin, Attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van B. Ferguson, Land Agent 



The Secretary presented minutes of the Trustees dated Septem- 
ber 11, 1956. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the minutes as 
presented be approved. 



Mr. Ferguson, Land Agent, presented the following sales 
advertised to be held on this date. 

HIGHLANDS COUNTY - On August 21, 19 56, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of $40.00 an acre from 
Robert M. Crawford for purchase of the SE£ of NEi of Section 
l 1 *, Township 38 South, Range 30 East, containing 40 acres, 
more or less. The land was advertised for competitive bids 
with a starting offer of $40.00 an acre and notice of sale 
waa published in The Se bring News on September 7, It, 21, 26 
and October 5, 195>6. wltn sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr, Ferguson 
explained that this land was covered by Homestead Entry No. 
12-TIIF dated September 22, 1953, in the name of Robert M. 



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Crawford, but entry was cancelled by Um Trust*** June 19. 
1936, Tor non -performance . Mr. Crawford then applied to 
purchase the land and agreed to bid tne appraised price of 
$40.00 an acre. Prior to cancellation of Kr. Crawford's 
entry, William Hughes on Kay 9, 1956, made application for 
homestead entry on the same land. The land not being open 
for sale, Mr. Hughes' application could not be considered. 
Telegram from Kr. Hughes, dated October 6, 1956* stated 
that he intends to protect his application legally If the 
land Is sold to Kr. Crawford. 

Bids were called for and the highest offer received was 
$59.00 per acre rrom Kra. Albert DeVane. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offer of $59.O0 per acre from Kra. DeVane and con- 
firm sale in her favor. 



The question of adoption of a policy with reference to raising 
bids was discussed and the following agreed upon, effective 
for sales today and in the future. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that no raise of a bid 
be received for less than $1.00 where the original bid la l*aa 
than $50. 00; from $50.00 to $100.00 the raise shall be not 
leas than $3.00, and any bid above $100.00 the ralae shall be 
not leas than $5.00. It was so ordered. 



LAKE COUNTY - On August 21, 1956. the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $25.00 per acre from L. T. 
Johnson for purchase of that part of Government Lot 7 "est 
of Shell Creek In Section 25, Tpwnehip 17 South, Range 29 
East. The land was advertised for competitive bids starting 
at $25.00 per acre and notice of the sale was published in 
the Lake Region, Eustia, Florida, on September 7, 1", 21, 28 
and October 5. 1956 , with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed In the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and it was announced 
that purchaser will be required to furnish survey and legal 
deacriptlon of the land. 

The only bid received was $25.00 per acre from L. T. Johnson. 
Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the bid of $25.00 per acre and confirm sale In favor of Mr. 
Johnson, subject to survey and deacriptlon being furnlahed aa 
announced . 



OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - On August 1**, 1956, the Truatees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $30.00 per lot from Wesley L. 
Moore for purchase of Lots 5, 8, 10, 11 and 12, Block 189 of 
Okeechobee City, a subdivision in, Sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, 
Township 37 South, Range 35 East, fllat Book 2, Page 17, Public 
Recorda of St. Lucie County, Florida. The lota were advertised 
for competitive bida and notice of sale was published in the 
Okeechobee News on September 7. 1". 21. 28 and October 5, 1956, 
with sale to be held on thla date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed In the Land Office records. 

Deacriptlon of the land waa called out and Mr. Ferguson reported 
a higher bid In amount of $41.00 per lot has been received for 
Lots 5 and 8 from Albert H. Murray of Poughkeepsie , New York, 
and a bid of $50.00 per lot for Lota 10, 11 and 12, at which 
price the bidding will commence. It waa also explained that 
the lots will be called out individually and the lota offered 
as a whole will be called out for bids, starting with the total 
of the individual lot bids. 

Highest bid on the lots separately offered waa made by B. K. 
Shotkln on behalf of Board of Trade, Inc., aa follows: 



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Lots 5 and 8 - $42.00 per lot 
Lots 10,11 and 12 - 53.00 per lot. 

The lots as a whole Mere offered, starting with the total 
of the separate bids - $243.00 - and competitive bidding 
resulted in a high bid of $415.00 being offered for the 
rive lota by Melvln W. Moore. Motion was made, seconded and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the high bid of $415,00 for 
the five lota advertised, and confirm sale in favor of Mr. 
Moore . 



HANATEE COUNTY - On July 24, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $20.00 an acre from James 
H, Wallace for purchase of the unsurveyed part of Section 
18, Township 34 South, Range 19 East, containing 90 acres, 
■ore or less. 

Mr. Ferguson requested that this sale be cancelled, sines it 
has developed that the acreage is erroneous, there being 
about nine (9) acres which can be sold only to the adjoining 
upland owner. Cancellation of the sale Is satisfactory to 
Mr. Wallace. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Manatee 
County sale advertised be cancelled for the reasons given. 



MARTIN COUNTY - On August 7, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 per acre from Kenneth 
I. Van Der Hulse, on behalf of Tuacbay Properties, Inc., for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land In the St. Lucie River, 
In Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 41 East, lying north 
of and adjacent to Lots 1 and 2, Block 7, St. Lucie Batatas 
Subdivision, Section 1, containing 1.6 acres, more or less. 
The land was advertised for objections only and notice of sale 
was published in the Stuart News on August 30, September 6, 
13* 20 and 27, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, aeconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offer of $200.00 an acre and confirm sale in favor 
of Tuacbay Properties, Inc. 



MONROE COUNTY - On July 10, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offers of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from the 
following applicants: 

Ralph E. Cunningham, Jr., on behalf of Allen L. 
Skipper, the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of 
a parcel of submerged land lying northwesterly of 
and adjacent to that portion of Lot 9 of Oeo. McDonald's 
Plat, being a subdivision of a part of Sections 5 and 
6, Township 62 South, Range 39 East, Key Largo, con- 
taining 2.34 acres, more or less; 

Ralph E. Cunningham, Jr., on behalf of D. A. Simmons, 
the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land in Newfound Harbor in Section 34, 
Township 56 South, Range 29 East, lying southerly, 
easterly and westerly of Lots l to 7 lncl.. Block "P", 
and Lota 21 to 28, lncl., Block "E" of Plney Point 
Subdivision, Big Pine Key, containing 14,8 acres, 
more or less; 

Garland M. Sudd, on behalf of Chester P. Tingler and 
wife, adjacent upland owners, for purchase of a 
parcel of bay bottom land In the Straits of Florida, 
In the Southwest Corner of Section 14, Township 66 



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South, Range 32 East, at Boot Key, contal nlng 
5.10 acres, wore or less. 

The three {3) parcels of land were advertised for objections 
only and notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen 
on August 31, September 7, 1^, 21 and 26, 1936, with sale to 
be held on tnla date. Copy of notice and proof of publica- 
tion are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to any of the sales. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offers of $200. OO an acre, and confirm sale in 
favor of each of the applicants, adjacent upland owners. 



MONROE COUNTY - On August 14, 1936, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre from w. H. 
Johnson on behalf of W. M. NcDonough and wife, adjacent upland 
owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land In Section 
3, Township 67 South, Range 27 East, northeasterly of and 
adjacent to Lot 4 of Sugar loaf Shores Plat No. 2 (Section C), 
containing 0.2 of an acre, more or less. The land was adver- 
tised In the Coral Tribune on September 7, 13, 21, 28 and 
October 5, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed In the records of 
the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. Notion was made, seconded and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $100.00 an acre and con- 
firm sale In favor of H. H. NCDonough and wife. 



MONROE COUNTY - On August 21, 1936, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $250.00 an acre, or $175*00 
for the parcel, from 0. A. Crawshaw on behalf of Edward and 
Harriet (I, Leltner, adjacent upland owners, for purchase of 
a parcel of submerged land In the Florida Straits In Section 
6, Township 62 South, Range 39 East, on Key Largo, southeasterly 
of and adjacent to Tract k at the amended plat of Handalay, 
containing 0.7 of an acre. The land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of sale was published In the Coral 
Tribune of Key West, Florida, on September 7, 13, 21, 28 and 
October 5, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed In the records of 
the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the aale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $175.00 for the parcel and confirm sale in favor 
of Edward and Harriet U. Leltner. 



B. H. Shot kin requested that he be furnished with copy of the 
Land Office Agenda prior to the board meeting. Without 
objection, it was agreed that extra copies of the agenda 
be placed on the board table at the time the meeting begins 
for anyone desiring a copy. 



The State Road Department mattes application for easements 
across state lands as follows: 

1. Brevard County - Right-of-way easement through submerged 
lands In Indian River between Malabar and Melbourne In 
Township 28 South, Ranges 37 and 30 East, State Road 
No. 5 - Section 7001-277, easement to be subject to 
Shell Lease No, 1050 dated June 11, 1956 to Harry E. 
Pollak; 



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2. Hans tee County - Temporary easement Tor dredging In 
that part of Palma Sola Ba> In Section 25, Township 
31 South, Range 16 East, containing 83.22 acres, more 
or leas - State Road 54 - Sec. 1315-1751 

3. Sarasota County - Perpetual easement and temporary 
dredging permit in and to certain submerged lands in 
Sarasota Bay in Sections 19 and 30, Township 36 South, 
Range 18 Eaat, and Section 25, Township 36 South, 
Range 17 Eaat - State Road No. 45 - Sec. 1700-175. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees grant the three requests from the State Road 
Department and authorize execution of the respective Instru- 
ments. 



The following applications were presented Tor purchase or 
submerged land adjoining upland property of applicants: 

1. Brevard County - E. R. Ensey offers the appraised price of 
$100.00 per acre for 2.6 acres of submerged land adjacent to 
upland property in Sections 33 and 34, Township 26 South, Range 
37 East. 

2. Dade County - R, B. Swanson offers the appraised price of 
$150.00 per Acre for 76.8 acres of submerged land lying adja- 
cent to Swan Key, owned by him, in Section 33, Township 56 
South, Range 41 East. 

3. Manatee County - John P. Burket, Jr., on behalf of Donald 
Carr and Josephine C&rr, his wife, offers $250.00 per acre, 
which la the price recently paid for submerged land in that 
area, for 2.80 acfes of submerged land adjacent to their upland 
property on Longboat Key, lying and being In Sections 25 and 26, 
and part of Section 24, Township 35 South, Range 16 East. Also, 
Mr. Burket, on behalf of Joseph R, Ssteban and Clara Esteban, 
his wife, offers $250.00 per acre for 2.80 acres of land 
adjacent to their upland property on Longboat Key, Sections 

25, 26 and part of Section 24, Township 35 South, Range 16 East. 

4. Monroe County - Sidney Aronovitz, on behalf of White Marl In 
Beach, Inc., offers the appraised price of $100.00 per acre 
Tor 3.66 acres of submerged land in Section 20, Township 64 
South, Range 36 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize the four (4) parcels of submerged land advertised 
for objections only based on offers submitted by adjoining 
upland owner 0. 



W. J. Steed, on behalf of M. J. and Helen Carroll, offers the 
standard price of $300.00 an acre, or $1,032.10 for purchase 
of 3.607 acres of reclaimed lake bottom land in Lake Conway, 
Orange County, located In Section 13, Township 23 South, 
Range 29 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offer and authorize execution of deed in favor 
of applicants without advertising. 



1. R. Pamel offers the appraised price of $40.00 an acre 
for Sections 11 and 13, Township 43 South, Range 38 East, 
Palm Beach County, containing approximately 1200 acres. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
agree to advertise the land for competitive bids starting 
with the offer of $40.00 per acre, the sale to be subject to 
drainage taxes. 



Mr. Ferguson reports that on May 22 1936, the Trustees sold 
at competitive bids Lot 2 of Section 4, Township 53 South, 



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Range 26 East, Collier County, to Martin J. Bowen of 
Muskegon, Michigan, for the sub of $10,474.50, The con- 
tract Mas prepared and forwarded to Mr. Bowen May 29,1956, 
but has not returned executed, nor has payment of the adver- 
tising cost and Initial payment been received. The land 
Office notified Mr. Bowen on July 5 and 26 that if the 
contract was not completed and returned the sals would be 
cancelled. On September 6, he was given until September 
25. A letter was received September 24 asking that he be 
allowed till October 15 to execute and return the contract. 

The Land Agent recommends that the bidder be allowed till 
October 15 to return contract properly executed, together 
with full payment or advertising cost and the initial pay- 
ment with 6* Interest from May 29, 1956. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees approve the recommendation of the 
Land Agent as the action of the board, and allow Mr. Bowen 
till October 15, 1956, to comply with terms of the sale. 



Mr. Ferguson called attention to the fact that there is no 
record of what disposition is to be Made of protest from 
Raymond E. Pord to the sale of St. Lucie County land applied 
for by North Beach Development Company. 

Discussion of the protest brought out that the property 
claimed by Mr. Ford is south. of Coon Island and is between 
600 and 700 feet from the land applied for by North Beach 
Development Company which is to the north of said island. 
It wss agreed that the objections are not valid. 

Motion was made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the protest filed by Mr. Pord to the sale of 
St. Lucie County land applied for by North Beach Development 
Company be overruled. 

Mr. Ferguson reported that an amended appraisal has been 
received as to the value of approximately 22 acres of St. 
Lucie County land applied for by North Beach Development 
Company, valuing the land from which fill will be taken at 
$30.00 per acre and $400.00 an acre for the parcel to be 
filled . Mr. wjbcarty on behalf of North Beach Development 
Company has agreed to pay the appraised price for the land 
and fill. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees con- 
firm sale in favor of North Beach Development Company as 
follows: 

S&O.OO an acre for permit to take fill from the 

area to be indicated, comprising approximately 64 acres, 

and 

$400.00 an acre for the parcel to be filled, comprising 
approximately 7 acres; 

also that it be understood that the deed will carry the pro- 
vision that the area from which fill material is to be taken 
will never be filled but be left as open water. 



Public hearing wss set for this date in connection with the 
sale of approximately 9 acres of submerged land in Blscayne 
Bay, Dade County, applied for by Marshall Ader on behalf of 
clients, advertised for sale August 14, 1956. Applicant and 
parties protesting were heard on that date, but Dover nor 
Collins being absent it was agreed to defer action until the 
full board could be present. 

Judge Richard H. Runt presented objections to the sale on 
behalf of clients and the womans Club of Miami, on the ground 
that the applicant Is not the upland owner, a 42 -foot strip 



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of land dedicated as two fifteen foot sidewalk strips and 
a public boulevard lying between the upland property and 
the waters of the Bay. Judge Hunt cites laws which he 
claims prohibit the Trustees from conveying the submerged 
bottoms In controversy Into private ownership. He referred 
to plats dating back to 1911 and 191a which show the strips 
and boulevard as dedicated areas, (written brief on the subject 
was filed with Trustees.) 

Mr. Ader clalais ownership of the adjoining uplanos and the 
right to purchase the submerged area applied for, based on 
chain of title and also the fact that taxes have been paid on 
the entire area for years. 

Mrs. T. T. Stevens of Miami, on behalf of the Miami Womans 
Club, protested sale to Mr. Ader on the s r ° u ™i th *t i* * 111 
cut off the view from the Club, and the submerged bottoms 
should be retained as public property and converted into 
parka for all the prople of the state to enjoy. 

All parties having had opportunity to be heard, motion was 
made by Mr. Green, seconded and adopted that the matter be 
taken under advisement by the Trustees with a decision to 
be given probably at the next meeting of the board. 



Res PARADISE ISLAND, BOCA CIEGA -BAY, PINELLAS COUNTY 

Mr, Elliot reported as Information only that notice of appli- 
cation for a Department of the Army Permit has been received, 
dated October 5, 1956, "to maintain an existing fill which 
has been placed in excess of the area authorized for filling 
under a previous permit, and to construct bulkheads around 
same in Boca Ciega Bay", etc. Limiting date for filing pro- 
test to the permit Is November 5, 1956. The matter will be 
brought to sttention of the Trustees prior to expiration 
date, after hearing from the Attorney General, the State 
Land Use and Control Commission and T. M. Shackleford, all 
of whom are being advised in reference to said application. 

Accepted as information. 



Mr. Noble Doss, representing the City of Oulfport, Pinellas 
County, Florida, submitted to the Trustees an amended descrip- 
tion of submerged land which the city requests be dedicated 
for public use, together with a resolution patterned after 
that Issued to the Town of Bellealr Beach, Florida, in 1953, 
and maps showing the area to be dedicated. He stated that the 
request covers areas in front of private ownerships, but ample 
protection is made in the proposed dedication assuring upland 
owners of their riparian rights, and the city will be agree- 
able to Inclusion In the dedication of a stipulation that 
nothing contained therein shall restrict rights of any 
riparian owner. The amended application has indicated a 
line not leas than 250 feet out from any private ownership, 
and they are not asking for decication of any land estimated 
to be covered by water more than five feet deep. The main 
concern of the city is to see that no islands or fingers 
are built up In front of the city, which is the case in other 
areas in Boca Ciega Bay. /" 

Mr. Elliot stated that he has discussed this matter with Mr. 
Doss and with Mr. Nlndoa, City Manager of St. Petersburg, 
and Mr. Nindom feels that it will be some time before dedica- 
tion arrangements will be ready for St. Petersburg as they 
are working on a plan that will be standard and applicable 
to any other municipality in their county. Mr. Elliot 
further suggests that the Trustees might consider setting 
aside and withdrawing from sale or other disposition all 
submerged lands adjoining the cities of Oulfport and St. 
Petersburg pending the working out of satisfactory dedication, 
taking into account the rights of private riparian owners. 



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The Trustees assured Mr. Doss that there will be no sale 
of submerged areas adjoining the City or Qulfport pending 
working out of some definite plan, as the whole matter is 
being considered by the State Land Use and Control Commis- 
sion and until they have made their report to the Trustees 
no further action will be taken. The Trustees take the 
position that they are not proposing to dispose of riparian 
rights of any private owner but want to stop competitive 
sales until a policy can be worked out. 

Mr, Doss Inquired whether or not he can tell the City of 
Qulfport that the Trustees have assured him that they will 
not sell any lands contained in the city's application until 
such time aa determination is made aa to the proper dedication 
to be given. The Trustees advised Mr. Doss that he could take 
that assurance to the city. 

The question was asked if the action taken constitutes a 
freeze order on sales of submerged lands, and also, In the 
event the Land Use and Control Commission finds there is 
necessity for some improvement and recommends it, will It 
be necessary to get approval from the city, too. 

The Governor explained that the Trustees cannot say now that 
they will approve any recommendation but they will certainly 
give the cities the right to be heard on any application. It 
is safe to assume that a freeze is in effect until the 
Trustees have opportunity to give further study and receive 
a report from the State Land Use and Control Commission. No 
arbitrary rule will be adopted but the Interest of the cities 
of St. Petersburg and Qulfport will be given careful consider- 
ation . 

The matter was taken under advisement pending report from 
the Land Use and Control Commission . 



Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District requests 
corrective Instrument issued to replsce and correct right of 
way easement deed Ho. 20939 dated June 24, 1955, Right of way 
Canal C-17, In order that the area described in said deed may 
be reduced in width and Increased In length so aa to extend 
to the westerly right of way line of the Intracoastal water- 
way. The easement is In Lake Worth in the unsurveyed portion 
of Section 16, Township 42 South, Range 13 East, Palm Beach 
County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees grant request of Central and Southern Florida 
Plood Control DlBtrict and authorise execution of correction 
deed. 



SUBJECTS ODDER CHAPTER 18296 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 

approve Report No. 655 listing 45 bids for sale of land under 

Chapter 18296, and authorise execution of deeds corresponding 
thereto. 



The City of Tarpon Springs requests appointment with the 
Trustees for the purpose of discussing release of f - K llo Purpose 
clause in Pinellas County Deed No. 02-Ch*pter 21684 -o-r, dated 
January b, 1956. 

The Trustees agreed to hear the representatives of Tarpon 
Springs at the next meeting, If they care to come up. 



Putnam County - John V. Booth requests reduction In base bid 
for advertising approximately 600 lots In Melrose Manor, a 
subdivision of Government Lot 6, Section 18, Township 10 South, 
Range 21 East. Applicant offers $300.00 for the lots. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
decline the offer from Mr. Booth and make counter proposal 
to advertise the lota at the regular base bid of $5.00 per 
lot. 



St. Johns County - David Rome requests that the Trustees fix 
a base bid of $3,720.00 for advertising approximately 362 lots 
In College Park Subdivision. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise all remaining lots owned by the state in said 
subdivision with a base bid of $3,730.00. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
approve disclaiming interest in Murphy Act certificate issued 
against land in Alachua County, the Attorney General's Office 
having advised that said certificate vested no title in the 
state to the lands covered thereby. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



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ATTEST: 




Tallahassee, Florida 
October lo, 1956 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 



Present: 



LeRoy Collins, Governor 
Ray E. Qreen, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. Ervln, Attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, 
Van H. Ferguson, 



Engineer and Secretary 
Land Agent 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and 
adopted, approving minutes of September lb and 25, 1956, as 
submitted, copies having been furnished each member. 



On September 18, 1956, the Trustees approved 1980 square feet 
in the northeast corner of Section 16, Township 25 South, 
Range 37 East, Brevard County, for dedication as a site for 
public school facilities, to be administered and controlled 
by the Board of Public Instruction of Brevard County, as long 
as used for such purposes. By resolution the School Board now 
petitions the Trustees to transfer the title to the property 
by a restrictive deed, which will require the title to the 
property to revert to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund If not used for school purposes. Mr. Ferguson recommends 
a conditional deed as requested by the School Board. 

Motion was made by Mr. Qreen, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted. 



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that the Trustees authorize issuance of conditional deed to 
the property as recommended by Mr. Ferguson. 



Lura C. Poe makes application to purchase <*.25 acres or sub- 
merged land lying In the Indian River south of the western 
approach to State Road No. 402, City of Tltusville, lying aid 
being in Section 3^ , Township 21 South, Range 35 East, and 
Section 3, Township 22 South, Range 35 East, Brevard County, 
Plrs. Poe offers the appraised price of $200.00 per acre for 
the land. 

Notion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and 
adopted, authorizing advertisement for objections only of 
the land desired to be purchased by Mrs. Poe. 



James Carr makes application for a treasure lease to explore 
for sunken treasure in Morgan Bay and Morgan Pass, in Sections 
1. 2- 3. *. 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, H», 15, 16, 17. 20, 21, 
22. 23 and 2*», Township 53 South, Range 26 East, Collier County. 

Mr. Ferguson recoemends lease in the usual form, an exclusive 
lease to be Issued In case treasure may be located. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Ervln, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the lease in the usual form be issued as 
suggested by Mr. Ferguson. 



R. B. Swan son offers the appraised price of $150.00 per acre 
for 76.8 acres of submerged land lying adjacent to Swan Kay In 
Section 33, Township 53 South, Range 41 East, Dade County, 
owned by him. 

Mr. Ferguson stated that this request was presented on October 
9 and approved. Later he was advised that the Trustees cannot 
sell these submerged bottoms ss they are not separated from 
the shore by a channel five feet deep. He recommends that 
the Trustees rescind action taken October 9. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
rescind action taken October 9, having reference to the Dade 
County land applied for by Mr. Swanson. 



Mr. Ferguson read telegram from Mr. Richard H. Runt, attorney 
of Miami, received this morning by Mr. Elliot, in which Mr. 
Hunt further protests sale of submerged land in Biscayne Bay 
to Marshall H. Ader. He asks that sctlon not be taken on 
this matter today. Lengthy discussion followed. 

Attorney Oeneral Ervln stated the right to sell this area 
is denied the Trustees because It Is not separated from the 
shore by a channel 5 feet in depth. The Trustees can grant 
a permit to fill or dredge if they feel it is appropriate 
so far as the upland proprietor is concerned. Mr. Runt 
interjects something that has no bearing on the matter. The 
old Butler Act is referred to; also the population act 
which has no bearing whatsoever on dredging and filling. 

Mr. Oreen suggested that the Trustees give Mr. Ader a permit 
to fill, and let the matter be fought out in the courts. 
The thing that worries him about the situation is that it 
has been ruled that the Trustees do not have legal authority 
to give title. In this instance they ask to fill and they 
will bring a suit to quiet title, which puts the Trustees 
In an awkward position. He feels that legislation is 
required to clarify the law on the subject. The purpose 
here is to fill and develop. 

Mr. Ervln stated the situation confronting the Trustees is 
that here la s pocket where the submerged bottoms to the 
north and to the south have been filled, and in this pocket 



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trash and debris collect. The people who now make application 
would like to bring their bulkhead out on each side to line 
up with the filled areas on the north and on the south. As 
to title, there is a prohibition against passing title - 
there la a check-rein placed on all lands in Biscayne say. 
In order to fill there has to be Joint action by the county 
and by the Trustees, and by the municipality, IT within a 
municipality. The reason Mr. Ader and his associates have 
a Justifiable claim is because on both the north and the 
south the property owners have been allowed to fill. He has 
the city on his side. The city will get a considerable area 
for a public park and roadway along the rim of this area If 
filled. The 1955 Legislature relaxed regulations against 
filling in Biscayne Bay, requiring consent of the city and 
the county. It is true that all aorta of alarms have been 
raised about fills along the coast of Florida. There has 
been a hue and cry about cluttering up the bay. In acme 
cases it is wrong, and in others it is beneficial . Some 
places should be cleaned up such as in this case, Mosquito 
lagoons should be filled, and other places so the land can 
be used. If Mr. Elliot recommends this development by Mr. 
Ader from an engineering standpoint, Mr, Ervin himself will 
vote favorably on the project. 

Mr. Elliot stated that there are now three situations in Palm 
Beach County the sane as this proposal of Mr. Ader's. in 
the Palm Beach County situations, the upland owners have title 
without question. In Palm Beach County there is no Act auch 
as that relating to Biscayne Bay. Three applications before 
him yesterday were to the District Engineer involving dredg- 
ing and filling, Theae applications to the District Engineer 
were protested on the same situation as existing In the Ader 
application to fill . The only difference in the Biscayne area 
■atter is the doubt that the upland is of riparian character. 
The plats of Mlramar were filed prior to the 1925 Plat Piling 
Law. That Law provides that all streets, alleys, et cetera, 
shall be dedicated. All three plats of the Mlramar development 
show similar dedications, and the area involved here of which 
they claim to be riparian proprietor is a street. The ques- 
tion that Judge Hunt raised is that there is serious doubt 
as to the claim of riparian rights. The dedications of 
streets for public purposes would prevent the conveyance 
Into private ownership of any of the dedicated area. Clarify- 
ing legislation is required. 

Governor Collins asked Mr. Ferguson about payment for fill 
material should the fill be approved. Mr. Ferguson replied 
that the material would be paid for baaed on the Trustees' 
usual rates. 

Governor Collins stated he was going to vote against the fill. 

Treasurer Larson suggested that the Trustees delay action on ■* 

this request for another week, as he feel a there should be a 
full Board, and the delay will give opportunity to examine the 
matter further. The only queatlon he would raise is whether 
Mr. Ader is going out too far and talcing In too much. 

Mr. Green suggested that Mr. Ader be contacted In order to 
know about how much the Trustees would be paid for the fill 
material and if its taking would damage the bay. Mr. Elliot 
stated that the fill would not damage the bay. 

It was agreed that action be postponed for another week. 



L. T, Johnson offers the appraised price of $10.00 per acre 
for two (2) government lots in Lake County as follows: 

On behajr of J. W. Fowler ,0** arums nt Lot 8, Section 
25, Township 17 South, Range <:> bast, containing 
42.7 acres; 



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On behalf of L. T. Johnson, Government Lot 10, 
Section 25, Township 17 South, Range 29 East, 
containing 51.56 acres. 

Plr. Ferguson recommends that the lots be advertised for 
competitive bids based on offers submitted. 

Motion Mas made by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, that 
the lots be advertised for competitive bids, starting with 
the offers of $10,00 per acre. 



Mr. Ferguson presented request from J. E. and Alieaa Price 
Tor waiver of interest amounting to $1,978.42 on contracts 
19024, 19025 and 19026, dated In 1944, which represents 
Interest for a two year period during which the lands were 
included In the water conservation area of Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District. The land was sub- 
sequently excluded from the Flood Control area, interest on 
the two deferred payments was continued but no penalty was 
levied. Total amount necessary to pay out the contracts as 
of October 15, 1956, Is $12,765-27. Mr. Price reels Interest 
of $1,978.42 should be deducted from the total amount, leaving 
a balance due of $10,786.85, and he haa tendered his check In 
that amount. 

The Trustees were or the opinion that there Is no reason 
whatsoever for the Interest on the deferred ^aym^nts to be 
deducted, and that Mr. Price should pay the full amount of 
Interest as called for by the contracts, sucn balance being 
$12,765.27 aa of October 15, 1956. 

Notion waa made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Oreen and 
adopted, that Mr. Price's request be denied. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, that the 
Trustees pay the amount of $65,000.00 representing contract 
agreed to between Board of Commissioners of State Institutions 
and Deeb Builders for remodeling the Attorney General's 
Offices, plus architect's fees, advertising call for bids, 
contingencies and for equipment and furnishings. It waa so 
ordered. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and 
unanimously adopted, authorising payment of Invoice in the 
amount of $900.00, in favor of R. H. Jones, Land Surveyor of 
Orlando, Florida, being for survey services rendered in run- 
ning the 86.4 ft. contour and certain levels in connection 
with Pinecastle area, Venetian Gardens and Pleasure Island 
Replat. Mr. Billot stated the* »• - n this additional infor- 
mation the Lake Conway surveys In this locality are completed. 



Information had been received that E. F. P. Brigham of Miami 
would be present at this meeting for presentation of certain 
matters in connection with Everglades National Park. Mr.Ervln 
stated that Mr. Brigham had advised him that he would not be 
at the meeting this date, but would appreciate opportunity to 
appear before the Trustees on next Tuesday, October 23rd. 

The Trustees agreed to hear Mr. Brigham next Tuesday, and 
directed that he be so advised. 



Mr. Elliot stated that there waa a matter of unpaid city taxes 
on lota in the City of Pcmpano Beach, which had been purchased 
by Joseph Kelleher, who requests that the Trustees clear the 
said lots by paying taxes thereon covering the years 1929 to 
1939, both inclusive. These lots reverted to the State of 
Florida under Chapter 18296, were sold to the Trustees of 
the Internal improvement Fund, and became of the status of 
lands under Chapter 610. They were then conveyed to Mr. Kelleher 



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by deed from the Trustees of Internal Improvement Fund. 
Mr. Elliot recommend a that the payment of taxes be taken 
up with the Attorney General to determine whether said 
taxes are lawfully payable. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and 
unanimously adopted, that the Attorney General be asked to 
make a finding a* to payment of the taxes . 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 1829& 

Putnam County - Request was submitted for fixing base bid on 
all of the mi or SEf south of Bellamy Road in Section 16, 
Township 8 South, Range 2^ East, 19 acres, the lands not 
having been assessed for the year 1932- Mr. Elliot recom- 
mends a base bid of $25.00 per acre. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and 
unanimously adopted, that Mr. Elliot's recommendation of 
$25,00 an acre as base bid be approved. 



Motion was made by Mr, Greer., seconded by Mr. Larson and 
unanimously adopted, approving disclaiming of Interest In 
certificates covering lands in Citrus, Nassau, Pasco and 
Volusia Counties, as approved by the Attorney General's 
office. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned 

GOVERNOR 

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ATTEST: 




CHAIRHAH 



Tallahassee, Florida 
October 23, 1956 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 
date In the Board Room, offices of the Dover nor, at the 
Capitol. 



Present: 



LeRoy Collins, 
Ray E. Oreen, 
J. Edwin Larson, 
Richard V. Ervin, 



Governor 
Comptroller 
Treasurer 
Attorney General 



P. C. Elliot, 
Van H. Ferguson, 



Engineer and Secretary 
Land Agent 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and 
adopted, that the Trustees approve minutes of the Trustees 
dated October 2, 1956, copies having been furnished each 

member . 



Mr. Ferguson presented the following sales advertised to 
be considered on this date, subject to competitive bids. 

CHARLOTTE COUHTY - On July 24, 1956, the Trustees considered 
the appraised price of $100.00 for the parcel from James M. 



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Wallace for purchase of the Ng or MW± or NB& or mi, 3M£ 
of mi of NE{ of NWiof Section 13, Township -0 South, Range 
26 East, containing 7.5 acres, more or less, the land was 
advertised ror competitive bids • tar ting with $100.00 anu 
notice of the sale was published In the Punta Oorda Herald 
on September 20, 27, October h, 11 and 18, 1956, with sal* 
to be held on this date. Copy of nolle* and proof of pub- 
lication are filed In the records of the Land Of rice. 

Description of the land was called out and Hr. Ferguson 
reported that a bid of $300.00 has been received from 
E. H. Parley of Arcadia, Florida, and bidding will start 
at $300.00 for the parcel. 

Competitive bidding resulted In a high bid of $430.00 
being made by A. C. Wright. 

Notion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the offer of $1(30.00 far the 
parcel and confirm sal e In favor of A . C, Wright, 

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - On September h. 1956, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of $30.00, which la In excess of the appraised 
price, from Alfred Watterson for purchase of Lot 2k, Block 
132, of Okeechobee City, a subdivision In Sections 15, 16, 
21 and 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East. The land was 
advertised for competitive bids and notice of sale was pub- 
lished In the Okeechobee News on September 21, 26, October 
5, 12 and 19, 1956, with sale to be held on this dste. Copy 
of notioe and proof of publication are riled In the record* 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson 
reported s higher bid of $110.00 for the lot from George 
Zebrowakl of Wilmington, North Carolina, and that bidding 
will start at that figure. 

Competitive bidding res! ted in a high bid of $155.00 for 
the lot from Frank Luebklng. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the high bid of $155.00 
and confirm sale in favor of Mr, Luebklng. 



The following lands were advertised for objections only, 
based on applications from adjacent upland owners. 

MARTIN COUNTY - On July 31, 1956. the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price or $200.00 an acre rrom Harry 
Dyer on behalf or W. B. Til ton. Inc., and Anita R. Tilton, 
ror purchase of a parcel of land In the St. Lucie River 
In Section 17, Township 38 South, Range HI East, lying west 
of and adjacent to Lot 9, Oleaaon'a Subdivision, containing 
6,65 acres, more or less, and a parcel of submerged land In 
the St. Lucie River in Section 32, Township 37 South, Range 
hi East, lying easterly or and adjacent to Lota 1, 2, 3, 1, 
5 and the North 15 feet of Lot 6, Block 20 of Riverside 
Park Subdivision, containing 2.3 acres, more or less. The 
land was advertised ror objections only and notice of sal* 
was published In the Stuart New* on September 20, 27, 
October U, 11 and 18, 1956, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
In the records of the Land Of fie*. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson 
stated that objections have been filed to sale of the parcel 
in Section 17, Township 38 South, Rang* hi Bast, containing 
6.65 acres, by Walton L. Johns, Jeanette and Hubert Clements, 
and Ezra A. Wood, as adjacent waterfront owners. 

Mr. Dyer and Mr. Tilton were present and stated that the 
objections could not be considered as valid, some of the 
parties not being adjacent upland owners. It was explained 






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to applicants that the Trustees are endeavoring to establish 
a bulkhead line in coastal areas beyond which no filling can 
be done, and It was suggested that Mr. Dyer and Mr. Til ton 
have a con Terence with the Army Engineers and the adjacent 
upland owners and see If some amicable agreement can be worked 
out to agree on a bulkhead line. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that action 
by the Trustees be postponed on sale of Martin County 
lands until 1'urtner investigation and recommendation can be 
made, and applicants have opportunity to work out objections. 



MARTIN COUNTY - On September it, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre from Harry P. 
Oyer, on behalf of Huraber A. Heirs and Adline W, Heirs, his 
wife, Ralph H. Hiers and Avola B. Heirs, his wife, Glenn W. 
Cook and Olive V. Cook, his wire, and C. E. Wareheln, to 
purchase a parcel of submerged land In the Indian River in 
Section 12, Township 38 South, Range Ul East, and Section 7. 
Township 36 South, Range ^2 East, lying easterly of and 
adjacent to Lots 1, 2 and 3 of the Subdivision of Lot 1, 
Miles or Hanson Orant, containing 1^.U8 acres, more or less. 
The land was advertised for objections only and notice of 
the sale was published in t he Stuart News on September 20, 
27, October 4, 11 and 18, 1956, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in 
the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale of the land in favor of clients of Mr. Dyer at 
the price offered - (100.00 an acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - On August 21, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the sppralsed price of $100.00 an acre from John A. 
Orris for purchase of a parcel of bay bottom land In the Straits 
of Florida, southerly of and adjacent to Government Lot 2, 
Section 19, Township 65 South, Range 3'* East, at Oraasy Key, 
containing * acres, more or less. The land was advertised 
for objections only and notice of the sale was published in 
the Coral Tribune on September 1**, 21, 28, October 5 and 12, 
1956, with sale to he held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land 
Of rice. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees con- 
firm sale In favor of Dr. Orris at the price offered - $100.00 
per acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - On September h t 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 per acre, or $150.00 
for the parcel, from 0. A. Crawshaw on behalf of Isaac J. 
Koltweilt,et ux., far purchase of a parcel of submerged land 
in the Straits of Florida in Section 6, Township &U South, 
Range 37 East, lying southeasterly of and adjacent to Lots 
1 and 2 of the KEY, according to plat thereof, containing 
0.5 of an acre, more or less. The land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of the sale was published in the 
Key West Citizen on September 21, 28, October 5, 12 and 19, 
1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale In favor of Mr. Koltwellt at the price offered 
$150.00 for the parcel. 



MONROE COUNTY - On September 4, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre, or $204.00 
for the parcel, from 0. A. Craws haw, on behalf of Ralph Ruhl, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Straits 
of Florida, in Sections 5 and 6, Township 64 South, Range 
37 East, Upper Hatecumbe Key, containing 0.68 of an acre, 
more or less. The land was advertised for objections only 
and notice of sale was published in the Key West Citizen on 
September 21, 28, October 5, 12 and 19, 1956, "lth sale to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publica- 
tion are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and auopted, that the Trustees con- 
firm sale In favor of Ralph Ruhl at the price offered - 
$204.00 for the parcel. 



MONROE COUNTY - On September 4, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 per acre from Ralph 
E. C. Cunningham on behalf of Katherlne M. Eaugen , for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land In Boneflah Bight In 
Section 4, Township 66 South, Range 33 E*»t, lying southerly 
of and adjacent to lot 1 of Driftwood Estates, containing 
1.47 acres, more or less. The land was advertised for objec- 
tions only and notice of sale waa published In the Coral 
Tribune of Key West, Florida, on September 21, 28, October 
5, 12 and 19, 1956, with sale to be bald on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale In favor of Katherlne M. Haugen at the price 
offered - $300.00 per acre. 



MONROE COUNTY - On September 4, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from William 
R. Neblett on behalf of First National Bank of Leesburg, as 
Trustee, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Section 
28, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, on Upper Matecumbe Key, 
containing 1.0 acre, more or less. The land was advertised 
for objections only and notice of sale was published In the 
Coral Tribune of Key Weat, Florida, on September 21, 28, 
October 5, 12 and 19, 1956, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the lend was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale in favor of the First National Bank of Leesburg, 
as Trustee, at the price offered - $300.00 an acra. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - On September 4, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer cf the appraised price of $200.00 per acre from John S, 
Mlchaelson for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Sections 27 and 34, Township 36 South, Range 
41 East, containing 9.13 acres, more or less. The land was 
advertised for objections only and notice of sale waa 
published in the Fort Pierce Tribune on September 21, 28, 
October 5 f 12 and 19, 1956, "1th sale to be held on this 



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date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In 
the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called oat and no objections 
Mere filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale in favor of Mr . Michaelson at the price offered 
$200.00 an acre. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - On July 10, 195$, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre from E. 0. 
Denlson, on behalf of clients, for purchase of those certain 
submerged tidal bottoms along the easterly shore of Indian 
River in St. Lucie County, Ploi _ la, lying rlverward from 
Government Lots 2, 3. t and 5 ' " Section 12, containing, 
respectively 11.2, 1.6, 33.5 (v * 'ich 5.5 'a for exchange), 
and 32.0 acres, more or less, ac< rl arward from Government 
Lots 2, 3 and k of Section 13, containing respectively 33, 
67 and 30 acres, more or leas, all in Township 33 South, 
Range 40 East. Sale will be made subject to certain condi- 
tions in reference to allocation of the submerged bottoms 
affecting said lots as heretofore agreed upon between appli- 
cants and Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund . 
Applicants will be required to furnish accurate description 
for deeds. The land was advertised for objections only and 
notice of the sale was published In the Port Pierce News 
Tribune on September 21, 28, October 5, 12 and 19, 1956, with 
sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees eon- 
firm sale in favor of Mr. Denlson* s clients listed in the 
minutes of July 10th, 1956, at the price of $100.00 per acre, 
with conveyance as outlined in said minutes. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - On September 4, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 per acre from w. M. 
Gillespie on behalf of George Watson Burr, et »., for pur- 
chase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River North, 
in Section 2, Township 18 South, Range 34 East, lying easterly 
of and adjacent to Lot 8, Block 4 of River Edge Acres, con- 
taining 0.52 of an acre more or less. The land was advertised 
for objections only and notice of sale was publish*."* in the 
DeLand Sun News on September 21, 28, October 5, 12 and 19, 
1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed in the records of the 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confirm sale in favor of Mr. Burr at the price offered - 
$200,00 per acre. 



Mr. Ferguson asked for instructions as to conditions to be 
r.jui**d In conveyance to Brevard County Board of Public 
Instruction of a parcel of land 198O feet square In the 
Northeast corner of Section 16, Township 2*3 South, Range 
37 East, Brevard County. On October 16 the Trustees authorized 
conveyance for public school purposes with the deed to contain 
a - lause fixing a time limit for use of the property. Mr. 
Perguson recommends a five-year period. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the deed to 
Brevard County Board of Public Instruction carry a condition 
tnat the property shall be filled and in uae for the purpose 
for which granted within a period of five (5) years. 



10-23-56 



The State Road Department makes application for right of way 
easement across Trout River, northwest of the City of Jackson- 
ville, In Section 16, Township 1 South, Range 26 East, Duval 
County, for use In connection with State Road Ho. 25 - 
Section 7215-110. 

notion was made, seconded and oJopted, that the Trustees 
authorize right of way easement across Trout River as 
requested by the State *ead Department. 



Mr. Ferguson submitted application from Mr. Marshall Ader 
for permit from the Trustees to take fill material from the 
submerged bottoms of Biscay ne Bay to fill the area formerly 
included In his application to purchase, which was advertised 
for sale August 14, 1956 and offer of the appraised value of 
the land to be filled, being $5,110.00 per acre or an 
estimated total of $41,820.00. Mr. perguson recommends 
that if the permit la granted, the material shall be taken 
only In front of the area to be filled. 

Discussion of the request followed. Comptroller Oreen was 
of the opinion that this matter should be disposed of without 
further delay; that filling of the area will enhance the 
value of the property on either side, that since the city 
has approved the sale, and that since granting of the permit 
will not bind the Trustees as to the question of title, he 
feels that the offer should be accepted. 

Attorney General Ervln was in favor of granting the permit 
for the reason that the 19^9 Special Act of the Legislature 
(Chapter 25762 Special Acts 19^9) prohibiting filling In 
Biscayne Bay was relaxed by a 1955 Act (Chapter 30688, 
Special Acts 1955) that permits certain fills to be made 
upon permission for the same being granted by the Trustees, 
by the County Commissioners of Dade County, and by the city 
if within the city limits. He said filling has been done 
by other parties on either end of the parcels in question 
and granting of this permit will do equity among all parties 
owning parcels along this shore line. The fill requested 
will remove unsightly eyesore and will improve the configu- 
ration of the shore line. The City of Miami has agreed to 
the fill and will receive in return an area for park and 
boulevard purposes which will provide less congestion to 
the nearby commercial area. Granting of the permit will 
not establish a precedent for further cluttering up Biscayne 
Bay with fills, islands and fingers but will allow these 
particular owners the same consideration granted those at 
either end of the area. The permit, if granted, will be 
subject to approval by the county. He reiterated granting 
of the permit Is made under specific authority of said 
Special Act of the Legislature and the filling will accord 
with rights granted under the Butler Act. The Attorney 
General suggested that If permit Is granted, It be held for 
thirty (30) days, allowing time for objectors to restrain 
the Trustees from Issuing the permit, and the question of 
riparian ownership or applicants can be raised by objectors 
in the litigation. 

Governor Collins explained that he will vote "no" on the 
request for permit for the reason that there are two basic 
weaknesses In this situation, one of which la that upland 
ownership and relation of the property to the submerged 
area is not clearly established as It should be in the 
granting of any privileges in submerged lands, and the 
other is that the Trustees have no legal authority to convey 
title to applicants even if they are the upland owners, in 
view of the fact that such applicants have made it clear 
that their only interest is In acquiring title by going 
into the courts after they nave filled under permit from 
the Trustees. TheGuvemor expressed the opinion that before 
taking any action on the request for permit, the Trustees 
should secure Judicial determination of its rights and 
what can be conveyed, or secure a legislative act which 
will clarify the legal situation. 



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Comptroller Green offered a notion that the Tr\]sTe»s avithorlze 
issuance of a permit to Mr. Ader and clients for taking fill 
material from submerged bottoms of Biseayne Bay in front of 
property applied for and offered for sale August 14, 1956, 
payment for said material to be at the rate of $>,110.00 per 
acre, based on the acreage or the submerged land In original 
application, granting of permit to be conditioned upon Mr. 
Ader filing with the Trustees approval for such fill rrom 
the County Commissioners of Dade County and from the City 
of Miami, delivery of permit to be held lor thirty (30) days, 
allowing time for parties protesting to restrain the Trustees. 
The aotlon was seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted by the 
affirmative vote of Comptroller Green, Treasurer Larson and 
Attorney General Ervln. Governor Collins voted no. 

Based on the action of the board, the permit, was granted. 



Mr. Ferguson reported that Port Myers Shell Company Lease 
No. 495 will expire October 31, 1956, and requests have bean 
received from port Myers Dredging Company and Port Myers 
Shell Company for a new lease in the area covered by said 
lease. The State Board of Conservation has Inspected the 
eight (6) areas recently worked under the old leaae and has 
approved five areas in the vicinity of Punta Rassa and Sword 
Point, subject to certain conditions which Include replanting 
four areaa and additional bond coverage. Both partlea have 
been furnished with maps of the approved areas with statement 
of requirements and amount of bonds. The Land Agent requested 
instruction as to whether lease should be advertised as both 
parties have asked to be allowed to bid, and as to price to 
be paid. Under the recent ruling the price of snell would 
be advanced to twenty cents {20e') per cubic yard, the 
present price being fifteen cents (lfj^J. 

James A. Franklin and John A. Benton, representing Port Myers 
Shell Company, were present and urged that the Trustees grant 
a new leaae to their company at the rate of fifteen centa per 
cubic yard. They agree that the company will carry out the 
conditions specified by the Conservation Department. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise non-exclusive, five-year shell lease In favor of 
Port Myers Shell Company with rental payment at the rate of 
fifteen cants (154} per cubic yard, subject to all conditions 
required by the State Board of Conservation, including 
replanting of certain areas and additional bond coverage , 



The Trustees deferred action on application from Harold 
Llchtenberg, on behalf of M. Llchtenberg, with offer of the 
appraised price of $100.00 per acre for Lot 1, Section 30, 
and Lot 1, Section 31, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, Shell 
Kay, Monroe County. 



John a. Slisms, on behalf of J. Paul Walker and Clara Belle 
Walker, his wife, offers $240.00 per acre, which la in excess 
of the appraised price, for 4.9 acres of submerged land In 
Section 15. Township 65 South, Range 34 East, Little Conch 
Key. Also, on behalf of Delbert L. Layton and Mary V. Layton, 
his wife, offers $200.00 per acre, which is mora than the 
appralsad price, for two (2) tracts of submerged land comprising 
13.9 acres, more or less. In Section 33. Township 6«. South, 
Range 35 East, Long Key, all in Monroe County, both applicants 
being the adjoining upland owners. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
agree to advertise the land for sale subject to objections 
only baaed on offer* submitted. 



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The U. S, Engineers , Department of the Army, make request 
Tor a lease on a parcel of land 100 by 150 feet, located at 
the southwest comer of Haulover Canal Extension, In Section 
19, Township 20 South, Range 36 East, Brevard County. The 
lease Is requested on a year to year basis with option for renewal 
till June 30, 1962. Hr. Elliot explained that there is out- 
standing a perpetual easement in favor of the United States 
and the lease will be subject to aald easement. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise lease in favor of the United States on the parcel 
described, said lease to be renewable from year to year till 
June 50, 1962, and to be subject to perpetual easement held 
by the United States Issued December 28, 1938. 



Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District applies 
for temporary spoil area easement tn Lake worth, in the 
unaurveyed part of Section 16, Township 42 South, Range *3 
East, Palm Beach County. The parcel is located within the 
established bulkhead line of Lake Worth and adjacent to and 
lakeward from property of North Beach, Inc., which corporation 
has approved the location as a spoil area. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize temporary spoil area as requested by the Flood Control 
District. 



In February 1953 the Trustees sold to Joseph Kelleher fifty- 
nine (59) lots in Fompano Terrace, Sections 26/35, Township 48 
South, Range 42 East, Broward County. The lots were formerly 
owned by the state under Chapter 18296 but were purchased by 
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund from the state 
and subsequently sold to Mr. Kelleher at a pries of $1,175-00, 
There were city taxes outstanding against these lots at the 
time they reverted to the state under Chapter 18296. The 
Land Office records do not show that anytlng was agreed upon 
as to payment of these taxes. 

Tax statements sent in by Mr. Kelleher disclose that amount 
necessary to be paid will exceed the price received by the 

Trustees for the iota. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
decline to pay the taxes against the property but that Mr. 
Kelleher be allowed to reconvey the lota to the Trustees and 
receive refund of the amount paid therefor. 



Letter was presented from Charles Voce lie, Special Assistant 
Attorney General, together with letter frosi Hm. T. Kruglak and 
City Manager Evans of Miami, with reference to proposed leases 
on Watson Island, MacArthur Causeway, and requesting that the 
Trustees do not fix a date for a hearing until all parties 
have had an opportunity to try and work out some agreement . 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
postpone fixing date for hearing on this subject until after 
a proposed meeting of the City Commissioners and Mr. Kruglak. 



E. F. P. Brlgham, attorney of Miami, Florida, same before the 
Trustees on behalf of his clients. Paradise Prairie Land Cospany 
and Dorothy Dewhurst Parker, with reference to a survey made 
by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund for Everglades 
National Park and the effect of said survey on litigation 
involving property of his clients. Mr. Brlgham reviewed the 
title of hie clients originating in Deed No. 16396 dated 
December 14, 1912, from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund to the Model Land Company, and he explained how the survey 
made by the Trustees for the National Park Service will affect 
hia clients' case, which was in the courts before the request 
for the survey waa made to the Trustees. Ha aaka that the 
Trustees amend the resolution of March 15, 1955, to provide 



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that the survey Instructions and the survey of the land affected 
shall not become effective until termination of that certain 
litigation known as United States vs. Certain Lands. 

Attorney General Ervln explained the terms of the 1912 deed 
to Kodel Land Company and re ferret? to the size of sections 
conveyed. Both parties were aware of the fact that the land 
did not conform to standard size sections of 640 acres and 
the intention was clear that the Model Land Company was to 
get all of the sections. In condemnation proceedings the 
new map was used which calls for sections of 640 acres 
instead of 300 acres. In re -trial of the case Mr, Brlgham 
desires a statement from the Trustees that this new nap is 
not to be taken into consideration in order that there will 
be no conflict in the acreage, 

Mr. Elliot read restrictions in the 1912 deed by which the 
Trustees conveyed to Model Land Company and said company 
conveyed into various ownerships by parcels, tracts or sections 
Bo chains wide and 100 chains long. No survey could upset 
the location and quantity of land as conveyed out of the state. 

Mr, Larson expressed the view that the Trustees should grant 
the request of Mr. Brigham so that his clients will be on 
fair and equal grounds with their opponents. 

Governor Collins stated that the Trustees should see that 
any survey authorized or any activity done la In no way to 
be construed to diminish or detract from the amount of 
acreage actually conveyed under the terms of the deed. 

A proposed resolution was presented and after discuss ion the 
Attorney General's Office was requested to redraft the pro- 
posal and bring back to the Trustees. 

Later the following resolution waa presented and upon motion 
unanimously carried waa adopted by the True tees: 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, in settlement with the Florida East Coast 
Railway Company on December 14, 1912, the Trustees executed 
and delivered to the Railway Company their Deed No. 16,396, 
In satisfaction of all land claims against the State of 
Florida by virtue of Legislative land grants from the 
State to the Railway Company for railroad construction, a 
copy of the Settlement Minutes of December 14, 1912, and 
said Deed are each incorporated in these Minutes by 
reference; and 

WHEREAS, as a part of said settlement It was covenanted 
and agreed In said Deed between the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund and the Florida East Coast Railway Company 
as follows: 

"It is understood and agreed between the parties 
hereto that the parties of the first part shall 
not survey nor cause to be surveyed nor assume 
any cost or expense for surveying any or all 
lands embraced in this deed which have not been 
heretofore already surveyed by the United States 
Government. 

"And Furthermore that as the lands conveyed here- 
in are estimated as to acreage or number of acres 
conveyed, the Trustees shall not be held liable 
for any deficiency nor shall the grantee be 
liable to the Trustees or parties of the first 
part for any excess."; 

and 

WHEREAS, in reliance upon said covenants, the Railway 
Company on July 22, 1914, caused this land on the mainland 
of Florida and South of Township 58 South and West of Range 
37 East, to be platted by one A. A. Dooley into sections 
of more than the standard size of 640 acres each. 



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mu tt caused said Plat to be recorded on the Public Records of 
Dade County, Florida, on July 22, 191* , in Plat Book 2 at 
Page 9&, and thereafter sold large quantities of •aid land 
in accordance with said Plat, idilch showed 800 acre sections; 



WHEREAS, it la essential to the moral and economic 
wall -being of the State of Florida that the Trustees honor 
and abide by their covenants and agreement s, particularly 
when Innocent third parties rely thereon and are induced 
to rely thereon by placing such covenants on the Public 
Records; and 

WHEREAS, It has always been lire policy of the Trustees 
to honor and abide by their covenants and agreements when 
such natters are brought to their attention; and 

WHEREAS, without personal knowledge of the covenants 
and agreements set forth in Deed No, 16,396, ths Trustees 
on March 15, 1955, by resolution of that data, authorised 
Mr. F, C. Elliot, at the inducement of the Land Acquisition 
Staff of the National Park Service, to survey lands in 
Townships 59 and 60 South, Range 35 East, In which lands 
the Trustees have no interest aa said lands are within ths 
confines of the Everglades National Park; and 

WHEREAS, Mr. F. C. Elliot, as Chief Drainage Engineer, 
has prepared special survey Instructions dated May lb, 1955, 
and June 15, 1955, by which the aforesaid lands have been 
surveyed by private surveyors hired by the Trustees and 
thereafter reduced to field notes and maps, which have 
been made official surveys of the State of Florida and 
filed as such on February 7, 1956, in the Office of the 
Counties loner of Agriculture approved by Mr. F. C. Billot 
under the provisions of Sections 253.39--*l. Florida 
Statutes ; and 

WHEREAS it is now apparent to the Trustees (in the 
light of the incontrovertible facta; that the survey in 
question was not sought by the National Park Service until 
after an adverse ruling by the Court of Appeals for the 
Fifth Circuit (212 F. 2d. 170) and that a survey was only 
sought with respect to those lands In litigation) and 
that the same might be attested to be used by the Land 
Acquisition Staff of the National Park Service aa a mean* 
of obtaining acreage without coispensatlon therefor, 
through the creation of an artificial hiatus, in litigation 
pending before the united States District Court for 
the Southern District of Florida, which litigation has 
been pending for several years prior to the action of 
the Trustees on March 15, 1955; and 

WHEREAS, the Trustees do not desire to violate the 
covenants of their Deed No. 16,396, nor do they desire 
to Interfere on one side or the other in litigation pend- 
ing before the United States District Court for the 
Southern District of Florida; and 

WHEREAS, subsequently the Trustees have authorized 
said additional surveys of said lands and said survey 
Instructions for such, and the results thereof are 
being aa sorted as having a bearing on the interpretation 
of the amount of land embraced in said Deed No. 16,396; 
and 

WHEREAS, such is contrary to the intentions of the 
Trustees; 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED that the Trustees expect 
the Courts having Jurisdiction of the pending controversy 
to construe said Deed No. 16,396 in the light of its 
express terms and circumstances and conditions surrounding 
its issuance, and that the subsequent acts of the 
Trustees relating in any way to the survey of the land 
involved are not intended, and should not be construed, 
to diminish to any degree the quantity of lands acquired 
under the aforesaid deed by the grantee therein and its 
successors In title. , 



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BE IT PU3TH3H RESOLVED that the Secretary of thlB 
Board attach a copy of this Resolution to each of aald 
naps andsald survey instructions. 



PASSED AND ADOPTED this 23rd day of October 



L956. 



Letters were presented from H. Lewis Hall of Miami, and from 
Millard Howett of St. Augustine, requesting that the Trustees 
grant request of Mr. Brigham. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin, and 
adopted, that the following salaries and necessary and regular 
expenaea be approved for payment: 



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C. Elliot, Engineer 1 Secretary 

Wall is. Engineer 

Morton, Fiber Technologist 

Ferguson, Land Agent 

Will lama, Assistant Engineer 

Bridges , Audi tor 

Vocelle, Attorney 

Barco, Secretary -Clerk 

Dedge, Secretary -Clerk 

Pichard, Secretary -Clerk 

Shelfer, Clerk-Stenographer 

Oreene, Rental Agent 

Wysor, Jr., Clerical Assistant 

Carter, Jr., Clerical Assistnat 

Landers, Maid 

Keatner & Verdie N. Kestner 
Leon Electric Supply Co., Inc. 
Q. F. Ployd 

Arthur Llndau, Marathon, Fla. - Refund 
Chas. W. Chalker & Carolyn S. Chalker 
W. T. Wallls 
A. R. Williams 
H. O. Morton 
Leon Blueprinting Co. 
Rose Printing Co . , Inc . 
The Franklin Press, Inc. 
Ouyte P. NcCord, Clerk Supreme Court 
Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 
A b rams Aerial Survey Corporation 
Oeneral Office Equipment Co. 
Carl Cos bee 
The Key West Citizen 
Ft. Pierce Newspaper, Inc. 
The Florida Times Union 
The Clearwater Sun 
The Coral Tribune 
DeLand Sun News 
Sarasota He raid -Tribune 
The Bradenton Herald 
J.R. Wheeler and Ruby S, Wheeler 
J.Edwin Larson, State Treasurer - 

to State Board Conservation 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer - 

to State School Fund 
Mrs. John R. Parkinson 
Standard Oil Company 
Shell Oil Company 
Langley Bell, CCC Escambia County 
Elton Hall 
Harry M. McWhorter 
Sarasota He raid -Tribune 
Tne Key West Citizen 
The Coral Tribune 

Oulf stream Secretarial & Convention Service 
Jon S, Beazley 
Benjamin S. Roberts 
Thaddeus L. Butler 
Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Ollie Edmunds 
Winchester Construction Co. 



$1050.00 
500.00 

625.00 
500.00 

597.92 
515.00 
250.00 
524.17 
460.00 
338.75 
338.75 
52.50 
300.00 
100.00 

29.16 

12,920.60 

3*5. 84 

1,060.50 

171.60 

278.32 

60.75 

1,104.69 

7.94 

18.50 

53.20 

12.00 

3.80 

18.00 

7.29 

300.00 

39.10 

42.55 

192.50 

. 15-33 
85.10 
55.20 
94.3O 
86.63 
18,278.15 

14,732.20 

86,164.75 
102.45 

15.59 
4.10 

33.30 
100.00 
100.00 

51.75 
30.67 
16.10 
29.80 
81.25 

24.00 

IO5.50 

77.55 

96.61 

1,267.86 



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509.90 

418.26 



Cawtbon Electric Co. 
Middle Florida Construction Co. 

Prentiss Huddles ton 4 Associates 2,021.40 

Tallahassee Democrat 1^.30 

01 In Hut to 165.00 

Western Union Tele-raph Co. 16.55 

Fred L. Palmer 40.00 

Tallahassee Democrat 31.35 

The Clewiston News 39.9° 

The Collier County Hews 39.87 

Ft. Lauderdale Daily News 31.35 

The Palm Beach Post-Times 35.00 

The Bradenton Herald 17.63 

The Key West Citizen 21.47 

The Miami Herald 315.00 

Stuart Dally News, Inc. 12 -Z 5 

Punta Qorda Herald, Inc. 105-QO 

0. P. Bradford, CCC Franklin County 2.00 

Jess Mathas, CCC Volusia County 1.75 

Capital Paper Co. 35-78 

The Collier County News 13.03 

The Key West Citizen 33.73 

The Bradenton Herald 13.00 

Sarasota He raid -Tribune 62.10 

The Highlands County News 14.95 

Henry Jackson Yaeger & Theresa Y. Palmer 18,561,00 

General Office Equipment Co. 204.43 



SUBJECTS UHESR CHAPTER 18296 

Report No. 656 was presented listing 3 blda for sale of 
land under Chapter 16296, and Alachua County Deed No. 1318-Cor. 
to Louis Oaltanls and Sarah Galtanls, his wife, for the purpose 
of correcting certificate number In original deed. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the report be 
approved and deeds corresponding thereto be executed. 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY - The City of Punta Oorda, Florida, offers 
the base bid of $50.00 for two parcels of land platted as 
Shreve Park and Plttman Park in the City of Punta Oorda. The 
city believed it owned the two parcels and has filled low areas 
and used them for some years. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 

to convey the two parcels under provisions of Chapter 21684 

of 1943 without cost, the deed to carry the public purpose clause. 

CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Request for correction deed to Pern and 
Beulah Conway was the subject of discussion before the Trustees 
on June 19, 1956, by Clyde Wilson, Attorney of Sarasota, repre- 
senting the Conwaya, and by Earl Parr of Punta Oorda, representing 
Florida WeBt CoaBt Land Development Company. 

After discussion of the subject, the Trustees asked Mr. Farr 
If his client would agree not to contest title to the 20 acres 
conveyed by the Murphy Act Deed No. 225 dated March 6, 1945, 
which described the land as being in Section 11, Township 4l 
South, Range 21 Eaat, when it is actually In Section 2 of aald 
township and range. 

Mr. Elliot recommends that the Trustees Issue correction deed 
to Fem and Beulah Conway conveying the land by correct des- 
cription, which was the intention when Deed No. 225 was issued, 
the deed to be held for thirty (30) days with notice to Mr. Farr 
of action taken. This will allow time for him to take court 
action to restrain the Trustees If he so desires. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the recommendation 
of Mr. Elliot be approved, with authority for correction 
deed to be issued to Mr. and Mrs. Conway and held for thirty 
days; also that Mr. Farr be notified of action taken. 

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Plot Ion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
disclaim interest in certain Murphy Act certificates issued 
against land In Gadsden, Otcaloosa and Taylor Counties, the 
Attorney General 'a Of rice having advised that said certificates 
did not vest any title In the state to the lands covered. 



Motion was made by Br. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and 
adopted, that the following -salaries and bills be approved for 
payment: 

B. Hewitt, Clerk -Bookkeeper $ 472.06 

J.C. Conner, Clerk: -Stenographer 325.00 

United States Pos toff ice 75.00 

Southeastern Telephone Co. 127.50 

General Office Equipment Co., Inc. 6.85 

Sell Hart Typewriter Co. 8.50 

Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 1.24 



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Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 

GOVERNOR ^ 1 



Tallahassee, Florida 
October 30, 1956 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 

date in the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Cosptroller 

Richard W, Ervln, Attorney General 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



The following report was made by the Governor to the Budget 
Commission, and action was taken by the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund: 

OTTER -AMERICAN CENTER AUTHORITY: Governor Collins presented 
a letter from Mr. U. C. Lantaff and a Resolution adopted by 
the Inter- American Center Authority requesting a grant of 
$23,000 to help defray the cost of a minimum operation of the 
Authority from now until the end of May 1957, or until the 
bonds are sold In the event the sale is effected before that 
date. Total cost of operation is expected to be about $40,000 
and the balance of $17,000 will be received locally. 

The Governor advised that he had been in conferences with 
members of the Authority and various financing agents in an 
effort to find a sound and proper may to deal with the project 
in the future. He said it was his thinking that the project 
la sound and it is very much in the public interest of the 
State that the project be accomplished as soon as possible, 
but on a sound basis. 

Governor Collins stated he advised the Authority that three 
things should be done: 

1. The old financing plan should be reconsidered with a 
view of developing a plan more practical. 

2. The operation of the Authority should be reduced "o 

a bare minimum Just to keep it going until market conditions 
improve . 



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3, Whatever basis Is set up for continued operation, 
there should also be substantial local contribution. 

Oovemor Collins advised that following the conferences the 
Authority arrived at a new plan which. In his {pinion, deserves 
consideration and support of the Budget Commission, The new 
plan proposes that Interama be divided Into three phases: 

1st Phase: Preparation of the land and preliminary work 
which is essential to contract for ultimate use of the 
land. Die land is to be made available by the City of 
Miami at a cost of only $1, 000, 000, but in Its present 
State is valued between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000. The 
first sale of bonds to cover cost of preparation of 
the land will be In the neighborhood of $1 8, 000,000 to 
$20,000,000. It has been established that when the land 
is prepared it will have a value of approximately $3*, 000, 000 
The Governor explained that an original investment of 
$20,000,000 creates an asset of $34,000,000, thereby giving 
a wide margin of security. 

2nd Phase: After the first phase has been completed, 
bonds amounting to $20,000,000 to $25,000,000 will be 
sold with which buildings will be constructed to provide 
for the basic Interama. However, these bonds will not 
be sold until contracts are entered Into with the various 
exhibitors. 

Governor Collins explained that at this stage there will be 
an operating -basic Interama, but it will not be as extensive 
as the original plana. 

3rd Phase i Assuming the first and second phases are 
completed, the third and last phase Is further expansion 
which will depend on the soundness of the basic Interama. 

Governor Collins briefly discussed the presmnt bond market 
and advised that financial advisors favor the new plan, but 
they still cannot give any assurance, considering the present 
market conditions, when the first issue of bonds can be sold. 
But it was suggested by the financial advisors that, to help 
assure the sale of the bonds, there should be a substantial 
showing of Investment of Florida funds, roughly one-third of 
the bonds, and the Governor felt confident this could be 
accomplished. 

The Governor then discussed the Authority's plan for operating 
on a minimum bar la and read Br. Lantaff 's letter. 

After a brief discussion among the members. It mas agreed 
that it would be a mistake not to help the Authority to continue 
its operation on a skeleton baa is until the next session of 
the Legislature. 

Attorney General Ervln made the motion that the $23,000 be 
allotted and released from the Trustees Internal Improvement 
Fund to the Inter-American Center Authority on the same basis 
aa previous grants, for the purpose of carrying on a minim um 
operation until the next session of the Legislature when the 
project will be reviewed by the Legislature, and until such 
time, no additional State funds be granted to the Authority. 
Notion was seconded and unanimously adopted. 



Mr. Ferguson presented application from Commonwealth Oil 
Company for a seven-eighths (7/oths) oil, gas and mineral 
lease on all minerals owned and reserved by the State of Florida 
in all that part of Section 22 (less that part In the Nw£ of 
Nw£ of Mi) , Sections 23 and 24, Township 5* South, Range 35 
East, and that part of Section 21, Township 5* South, Range 
36 East, lying north of the south right of way line of the 
Tamlaml Trail, containing 220 aerea, more or less. In Dade 
County, Florida. Applicant offers $1.00 per acre initial 
cash consideration or bonus and delay rental of $1.00 per acre 
per annum. This land was originally under Lease No. 926. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees adver- 
tise the lease applied for, subject to sealed bids, based on 
the offer from Commonwealth Oil Company, 



The following applications were presented for purchase of state 
owned land i 

Gilchrist County - David Rome offers the appraised price 
of $20.00 per acre for the SK| of SEi of Section 19, 
Township 8 South, Range 16 East, containing 40 acres, 
more or less; 

Okeechobee County - T. W. Comely, Jr., on behalf of 
Charles J. Musgrove, offers the appraised price of 
$35.00 per lot for Lots 16 and 17 In Block 248, First 
Addition to Okeechobee, Sections 21/22, Township 37 
South, Range 35 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the land In Gilchrist 
and Okeechobee Counties be advertised for competitive bids, 
starting with the offers submitted. 



Three applications were presented for purchase of submerged 
land in Monroe Co-inty adjacent to upland ownership of 
applicants : 

0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Audley 0. Grant and Sue V. 
Grant., his wife, offers the appraised price of $300.00 
per acre for 1 .7 acres in Section 32, Township 63 South, 
Range 37 East, Upper Matecumbe Key; 

0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Tracy W. Monroe and Katie 
L. Monroe, his wife, offers the appraised price of 
| 300,00 per acre for 0.5 of an acre, more or less. 
In Section 34, Township 62 South, Range 38 East, 
Key Largo, and 

V. A. Douglass offers the appraised price of $300.00 
an acre for O.83 of an acre in Section 1, Township 67 
South, Range 28 East, Miles Channel. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise the three parcels for sale, subject to objections 
only, based on offers submitted. 



Arthur McKee, Jr., on behalf of McKee's Museum of Sunken Treasure, 
Inc., holder of Lease No. 853, Monroe County, requests permission 
to raise an old iron cannon from a shipwreck In the leased area 
to be used by CBS Television Studios of Hew York for and 
during production of its live telecast of the shipwreck. The 
program la planned for a one-hour show on January 20, 1957. 
One of the provisions of the lease obligates lessee to prevent 
exploration of the submerged relics and disturbing their 
location. The Land Agent recommends waiver of the clause for 
duration of production of the television show to allow shifting 
or raising of the cannon, temporary placing of scenic materials 
in the area and operations of the CBS Technicians, on condition 
that the items moved be restored to their normal location. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that waiver of the clause 
be approved as outlined by the Land Agent with the condition 
as recommended. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that authority be given 
for purchase of three (3) filing cabinets for the Land Agent's 
office at an estimated cost of $123.00 each, less rifteen per 
cent (159) discount. 



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The State Road Department makes request for two easements as 
follows : 

Bay County - Easement across St. Andrews Bay In 
Sections 33 and 34, Township j South, Range 15 
West, for use In connection witn State Road 30 - 
Section 4602-206; 

St. Lucie County - Easement for the purpose of 
establishing a definite right of way line along 
the shore of Indian River adjoining State Road A1A 
In Sections 26 and 35, Township 3 1 * Suuth, Range 40 
East, Wild Cat Cove, for use in connection with 
State Road A1A - Section 9406. 

notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize easements as requested by the State Road Department 
across state land In Bay and St, Lucie Counties. 



Prank Gordon of Key Largo, Florida, offers the appraised price 
of $150.00 per acre for a mangrove Island of 3.2 acres, mere 
or less, known aa Pelican Key together with 6.8 acres, moie or 
leas, of submerged land adjoining the upland, in Buttonwood 
Sound, Section 32, Township 61 South, Range 39 East, Monroe 
County. The Land Agent recommends advertising the land for 
objections and competitive bids. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 

approve the recommendation of the Land Agent and authorize 

the land advertised for objections and bids, starting with the 
offer made by applicant. 



Mr. Ferguson called attention to Martin County land advertised 
for sale October 23, 1956. The sale involves two parcels of 
submerged land comprising 6,05 acres In Section 17, Townsnlp 

36 Soutn, Range 41 East, and 2.3 acres in Section 32, Township 

37 South, Range 41 East, applied for by Harry F. Dyer, on behalf 
of W. B. Til ton. Inc., a Florida corporation. Several objections 
ware recorded involving the parcel in Section 17. Townsnlp 36 
South, Range 41 East, and decision on the sale was postponed. 
Applicants request that action be taken on the objections . 

Ezra A. Wood objects aa a waterfront upland owner located 
about a mile away. Frank E. Glass, adjoining property of 
Mr, Wood, makes the same protest. Walton L. Johns objects on 
the ground that It will spoil the beauty of the view from his 
property, which is a sawmill. Frank C. Blacks tone objects on 
the ground that it will hurt his property as adjacent property 
owner, and Jeanette and Hubert Clements object as waterfront 
owners some distance away. 

It was brougnt out that the U. S. Government has more or less 
eatabllaned a bulkhead line in that area and It would be 
desirable if all owners would abide by it. After discussion 
of the subject, it was agreed that no action be taken at this 
meeting, but that it be placed on the agenda for next week. 
The Land Agent was requested to contact Mr. Blacks tone and ask 
that ne make his objections a little more specific and state 
whether or not he will agree to abid« by the bulkhead line 
established in that area by the United States, without 
objection it was so ordered. 



Mr. Elliot presented request from the Board of Public Instruction 
of Volusia County that the Trustees take action on their request 
for grant of a parcel of submerged land comprising 50 acres 
situated westward from Government Lot 5. Section 16, Township 
17 South, Range 34 East, Volusia County, to be used for public 
school purposes. This application was presented to the 
Trustees September 25, 1956, and referred to the Attorney 
General for advice. Attorney General Ervin submitted memorandum 
dated October lb, 1950, which he approves for dealing with the 
question, the summation part of which is as follows: 






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"I know of no reason why the Trustees could not 
convey to Mrs. Bonnet the approximate 30 acres or 
submerged lands wanted by her aa consideration for 
her conaent to the conveyance to the School Board 
of the submerged lands which Mrs. Bonnet normally 
would have the exclusive right tc acquire from the 
Trustees. Such a procedure would establish a prece- 
dent by which other agencies, under like circumstances, 
would be encouraged to take advantage of the precedent 
so established. Furthermore, owners of upland adjacent 
to submerged land may request the Trustees, in view 
of the precedent established, to convey to such upland 
owners submerged lands abutting their upland and, 
aa consideration for such conveyance, waive their 
right to purchase submerged lands to which they 
would normally be entitled to acquire from the 
Trustees." 

After discussion the Trustees were in agreement that in order 
to make available land needed by Volusia County for schools, 
they would be Justified in making conveyance to Mrs. Bonnet, 
without cost, 30 acres south of the parcel deal red by the 
School Board. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Qreen, seconded by Mr. Brvln and 

adopted, that the recommendation of the Attorney General 

be approved and that the Trustees grant to Volusia County 

for school purposes the 50 -acre tract applied for, without coat. 

Motion was made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, 
that in consideration of Mrs. Hannah Detwller Bonnet's giving 
consent to conveyance by the Trustees of the parcel desired 
by the county Tor schools, the Trustees will convey to Mrs. 
Bonnet, without coat, 30 acres of land extending rlverward 
to Callallsa Creek, outward from that part of Government Lot 
b, south of the area proposed to be conveyed for school 
pur pos es . 



Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District requests 
perpetual easement in DumToundllng Bay in Sections 10 and 11, 
Township 52 South, Range 42 East, Dade County, which the dis- 
trict desires in connection with Canal C-9. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize perpetual easement in Dumfoundllng Bay as requested 
by the Flood Control District, the said parcel lying easterly 
of the east line of Government Lots 1 and 2 of said Section 10, 
and westerly of the right of way for the Intracoastal Waterway. 



Letter waa presented from Mr. Carl Duncan, attorney, on behalf 
of Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control 
Authority, together with copy of resolution adopted by the 
Authority October 10, 1956, requesting that the Trustees 
advance $50,000.00 which is the remainder of $250,000.00 loan 
authorized March 21, 1955. 

Motion was made, seconded ana adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize issuance of warrant in amount of $50,000.00 in favor 
of Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control 
Authority as the last payment due on the original loan of 
$250,000.00. 



Mr. Elliot furnished the following information as to the 
status of the Trustees' Fund at this time: 

Estimated balance In Fund November 1, 1956 $518,000.00 

Commitments made and outstanding to Nov. 1 605,000.00 

Requests for new loans 800,000.00 

If all commitments are paid within 30 days, there will be an 
estimated deficit of approximately $90,000.00 



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Prank H. Leslie, Chairman, Tsala Apopka Basin Recreation ana 
Water Conservation Control Authority ot Inverness, Citrus 
County, Florida, presented request from the authority for a 
loan iron the Trustees in the amount or $8,000.00 to be used 
in controlling the water level if Lake Tsala Apopka, It Mas 
reported that the lake is being drained through two sink holes 
and the Soil Conservation Service has recommended dikes around 
the sink holes to retain water in the lake. To do thia will 
require an expenditure of around $12,000.00, and the Authority 
has on hand $2300.00. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize a loan of $8,000.00 to the Tsala Apopka Authority 
lor the purpose requested, payment of the loan to be made on 
or before one year from date of agreement, with interest at 
the rate of three and one-hall percent (34#) per annum. Lean 
agreement to be approved and prepared by the Attorney General. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that Mr. Elliot be 
authorized to expend approximately one thousand dollars 
($1,000.00) for electrical wiring for machines and a buzzer 
system between his office and the Land Office, also additional 
liling cabinets for the two offices. It was so ordered. 



Presented as information are letters froai Pinellas County 
protesting Paradise Island rill and development, and also 
letter from the City of Treasure Island In favor or allowing 
tne fill. The letters were ordered filed for future reference. 



Mr. Elliot presented copy of Resolution No. 293 adopted by 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District October 12, 
1936, in reference to lands in the Kissimmee River watershed 
withdrawn from sale by the Trustees Nay 7, 1932. The resolution 
resolves tnat all sovereign lands and other state owned lands 
lying above the :>9.0 foot mean sea level datum contour in and 
around East Lake Tohopekallga be released and made available 
for sale, and also recommends that when sale of said lands 
are made, the Trustees include in the deed conveying title tne 
following expression i 

"The Orantor calls the attention or the Orantee to 
the periodic Hooding of lands above the 39.0 foot 
mean sea level datum contour and specifically assumes 
no liability for continued periodic Hooding of said 
lands Included within this conveyance." 

The Information was received and ordered riled for use when 
sales are made of any lands within the area described. 



Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District and Dade 
County join In requesting that the Trustees act favorably on 
application from Bay Lands, Inc., for purcnase of a tract of 
submerged land In Blscayne Bay lying easterly of and adjacent 
to the SJ of Qovernment Lot 3, Section 32, Township 32 South, 
Range t2 East, containing 2.03 acres, more or less. The 
parcel Is located at the end of N.E. 103th Street. 

The proposal is that B»y Lands, Inc., will dredge lr. Blscayne 
Canal and place the material on the lanu applied for. Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District Is very anxious to 
have this dredging done and the only available spoil area is 
tne submerged land adjacent to applicant's upland ownership. 
The Flood Control District and Miami Military Academy are the 
owners on each side of the applicant. 

The Secretary recommends that tne submerged area be appraised, 
and if applicant agrees on the price that the land be advertised 
lor objections only. 






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Notion was' made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees have 
an appraisal made of the land, and if applicant meets such 
appraisal that the land be advertised for objections only. 



Tne City of Miami requests favorable consideration by tne 
Trustees for issuance by the city of four leases on Mac Arthur 
Causeway in Watson Park. The leases are in favor of Miami 
Outboard Club, Miami Yacht Club, Coral Reef Yacht Club and 
Biscay :;e Bay Yacht Club. The Watson park area was deeded to 
the city with restriction for public purposes. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the matter be 
referred to the Attorney Oeneral for report as to the legality 
of waiving the restriction in the deeds. 



Mr. Elliot called attention to balance of $1*5,000,00 due Hose 
Properties, Inc., on purchase of property owned by the company 
and the matter of outstanding taxes wnlch are to be taken 
care of by said company. It was explained that the company 
is requesting payment of $42,500.00 with $2,500.00 to be 
retained by the Trustees until the matter of taxes is cleared. 
$&5,000.00of the original purchase price was held by the 
Trustees pending vacating of the property by Rose Properties. 
The company rented the property for a period of eighteen months 
at a rental of $20,000,00, which leaves a balance of $45,000.00 
due, less the $2,500.00 retained for tax settlement. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, 
that tne Trustees authorize payment of $42,500.00 to Rose 
Properties, Inc., subject to approval by the Attorney General, 
the remainder of $2,500.00 to be paid when evidence has been 
furnished that all tax liens have been satisfied. 



At the request af the Port of Palm beach, the Trustees agreed 
to hear representatives of the port authority on November 13, 
195b, in reference to application for a loan. 



Attorney Oeneral Ervin presented letter from P. S. Parrlsh, 
Mayor of the City of Pahokee, requesting an additional $2,500.00 
to install tie-up cleats in the Pahokee Breakwater and provide 
certain "anltary facilities required by the State Board of Health. 
It was explained that this additional amount will not exceed the 
original $200,000.00 loan authorized by tne Trustees by agreement 
dated March 29, 1955. 

Motion was made by Mr. Ervin, seconded by Mr. Oreen and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize issuance of warrant in amount of 
$2,500.00 to the City of Pahokee for providing the facilities 
mentioned in letter of October 24, 1956, required in connec- 
tion with the Pahokee Breakwater, this amount to be made a 
part of the $200,000,00 loan. 

The city has advised that payment of $10,000.00 on this loan, 
due December 1, 1956, will be made on the date specified. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
r^approve Report No. 657 Hating 14 bids and Volusia County 

>eed No. 2142-Cor. to Abe Smukler for correcting description 
<. In original deed, and authorize deeds corresponding thereto. 



sf' W. X. Hall requests refund of $12.25 representing payment for 
land conveyed by Bay County Deed No. 1372 dated June 30, 1955. 
Subsequent to conveyance to Mr. Hall it was found that the land 
, had been doubly assessed and the owner had redeemed the certi- 
ficate on June 1, 1937. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize refund to Mr. Hall In amount of $12.25 upon execution 
of quitclaim deed to the owner jf the property. 



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Sinclair Oil and Gas Company makes application for oil and 
gas lease on the reserved interest held by the state In the 
HE* of Section 28, Township 2 North, Range 26 Meat, Santa 
Rosa County, Applicant offers $1.00 per acre annual rental 
with bid to be based on bonus payment for said lease. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
advertise for competitive sealed bids the reserved interest 
of the stste In tne lands described. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 






GOVERNOR 



CHaTWAH 



Attest: 




glneer and secretary 



Tallahassee , Florida 
November L, 19^6 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 
date in the Board Room, offices of the Governor at the 
Capitol. i 

Present: LeRoy Collins, 
Ray E. Green, 
J. Edwin Larson, 
Rlcjjard W. Ervin, 



Governor 
Comptroller 
Treasurer 
Attorney General 






. 



P. C. Elliot, 
Van h\ Ferguson, 



Engineer and Secretary 
Land Agent 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the minutes of 
October 9 and October 16, 1956. be approved, copies having 
been furnished each member. 



Senator William R. Neblett came before the Trustees on behalf 
of his client, Port Myers Dredging Company, with reference to 
application he made some time ago for shell lease on an area 
In Lee County. He stated that his Information from the Land 
Office was that leases would probably be advertised for bids 
at the expiration of Lease No. 49f> held by Port Myers Shell 
Company, which expired October 31. 1956- Senator Neblett 
explained, that he has written the Trustees several times on 
this subject, and had the impression he would have an opportunity 
to be heard before a lease was granted. 

The Land Agent stated that he had written both Senator Neblett 
and the Port Myers Shell Company that the subject would cone 
up on October 30th, but that Senator Franklin had come before 
the board on October 23rd and & non -exclusive lease was gr an ted 
his client with payment at the rate of fifteen cents (15^) 
per cubic yard. 

the Trustees advised Senator Neblett that they were abandoning 
exclusive leases, but that there are other areas in Lee 
County wni en can be leased and it was suggested that he confer 



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with Mr. Ferguson to see If a suitable area can be located 
Tor leasing to Port Myers Dredging Company. Jt was so 
ordered . 



Charles B. Ogles by offers the appraised price of $125-00 an 
acre for Government Lots 1 and 2, Section 23, Township 58 
South, Range 40 East, containing 43.07 acres, more or less, 
Dade County. 

On September 4, 1956, the Trustees denied, without prejudice, 
the offer from Mr. Oglesby and withdrew the lots from sale. 
He now renews his offer to rv-enase. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
decline the offer and continue the withdrawal order. 



Marshall 0. Mitchell, attorney of Vero Beach, on behalf of 
Rlomar Bay, Inc., protests the appraisal of $2000.00 per 
acre placed on 71 acres of filled marsh land in Section 5, 
Township 33 South, Range 40 East, in Vero Beach, Indian River 
County , 

The appraiser reports that this land is zoned for "Residence", 
is situated immediately north of Pelican Cove Subdivision In 
which lots are being sold at $4800.00 for lees than two-thirds 
(2/3) of an acre, or $7500.00 per acre. Lots of similar size 
Just across the river sell for $6500.00 to $10,000.00 each - 
$9,848.00 to $15,000.00 per acre. The appraised area was 
formerly a mangrove swamp now filled eighteen Inches { 18" ) 
above mean high water, presumably by the Mosquito Control 
District, and has approximately 1200 feet frontage on State 
Road A-l-A. In appraising trie present value the appraiser 
has taken into account the cost of further filling to develop 
the land for residential purposes. 

Applicant feels it should be allowed to purchase aa submerged, 
unfilled river bottom, based on further appraisal by two 
appraisers instructed not to take into account the present 
value which has developed through the filling already done. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the protest frost 
Mr. Mitchell on behalf of his client be denied and the 
appraisal of $2000.00 per acre stand. 



Barry F. Dyer, on behalf of ¥. B. Tilton, Inc., requests that 
the Trustees take action on sale of Martin County land, dis- 
position of which was deferred from last meeting. 

Mr. Ferguson reports that Frank C. Blacks tone, one of the 
objectors, whose property adjoins on one side the upland 
owned by Mr. Tilton, has withdrawn his protest and states 
that in his opinion the proposed bulkhead line as shown on 
the application of Mr. Tilton would be proper and advantageous 
to the adjoining property. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
decline to consider the other protests filed as not being 
material, and that sale of the parcel protested, together 
with the other tract advertised for consideration October 
23, be approved and conveyance authorized in favor of 
applicants. 



J. Abney Cox offers $100.00 per acre, which is in excess of 
the appraised price, for 100.5 acres of submerged land at 
Lignum Vitae Key in Sections 2, 3, 10 and 11, Township 64 
South, Range 36 East, Monroe County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize the land advertised for objections only based on 
the offer submitted by the adjoining upland owner. 



T. M. Conely, Jr., on behalf of Forrest E. Pearce, offers 
$100.00 for the following land in Okeechobee County, which 



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pries Um appraiser reports seems to be good: 

Beginning 167 fact north or the SW corner of Sbfc 
of SWt, and run north 30 feet, east 210 feet, 
south 50 feet, west 210 feet to toe point of 
beginning. 

Alto beginning 217 feet north of SM corner of 

Sa*i of SUl and run north SO feet, ea*t 210 foot, 

south 30 feet, vest 210 feet to the point of 
beginning. 

All being In Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 
Bast. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
euthorlss the land advertised for competitive bids stsrtlng 
with the offer of $100.00. 



Hotlon was wade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
approve expenditure of an additional sua of $100.00 for survey 
Mork in connection with sals of Volusia County land at Mew 
Smyrna Beach, Florida, Involved in applications of Bouchelle 
and Cunningham, and T. T. Cobb on behalf of Magnolia Develop- 
ment Corporation. Original amount of $350.00 was authorised 
September 25, 1956- 



Mr. Elliot presented request from Rri , Myra Used that the 
Trustees Issue disclaimer to her covering a certain island, 
with accretions thereto. In Section 13, Township 16 South, 
Range 33 last, in the Ball fax River, vol us la County, located 
about six (6) miles south of Day tone Reach, attorney for Mrs. 
Reed has raised the question of title to the accretion attach- 
ing to the island. A study has been made or the situation in 
eo far as the records of the Trustees and Government surveys 
discloss nature of the Urraln. It Is Impractical to determine 
from Oovernment surveys whether or not accretion has tax en 
place. Aerial photographs of a few months ago Show what Is 
claimed to be accretion, the coat mod time cons u m ed In 
a determination in the field would be as great or mere than 
the value of the property. Reao— ndatlon la m a de that the 
Trustees execute disclaimer in favor of Mrs. Reed covering 
the Island and the accretion thereto. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise execution of disclaimer to Mrs. Rssd as 
by the Engineer and Secretary. - 



financial statements for the month of October as as follows: 

UNDER CHAPTER 610 

Balance as of October 1, 1956 $409,639.63 

Receipts for the Month: 

Land Sale* 8a, 266.83 

Quitclaim Deeds k 39»00 

Revenue Bonds 9,150.00 

Advertielng Refunds 95* -9* 

Sand and Shell Leasee 17,766.00 

Timber Leasee 17. OS 

Oil Leases *35.20 

Orating Leases 142.00 

Mineral Leases *, 13* .03 

Property Rental 1,511.11 

Miscellaneous Leasee 328-00 

Total Receipts for Month of October, 

1956 118, 3**. 13 

ORAKD TOTAL 528,003.75 
Leas Disbursements for Month of October, 

1956 115,156.* 

BALARCI AS OP OCTOBER 31, 1936 $ 412,8*7. 



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DISBURSEMENTS FOR HONTfl OF OCTOBER 1956 



Pate 

10-1-56 
10-2-56 



10-3-56 



Warrant Ho . Payee 



Amount 



37663 R.E. * Verdle N. Kestner $12,920.60 

89682 Leon Electric Supply Co. tine. 3*5.8* 

89683 0. F. Floyd 1,060.50 

89684 Arthur Undau 171.60 
92263 Charles W. a Carolyn S.Chalker 

7,911.75 



10-5-56 

10-8-56 


9*368 


V. T. Wallis 


278.32 


97261 


A. R. Wlillwu 


60.75 




97262 


H. 0. Norton 


1,104.69 

7.9* 

18.50 




97264 


Leon Blueprinting Co. 




Roae Printing Co., Inc. 




97265 


The Franklin Freee, Inc. 


53-20 




97266 


Ouyte P. Record 


12.00 




97267 
97266 


Capital Office Equipment Co. 


,Ino. 3,80 
16.00 




Abrama Aerial Survey Corp. 




97269 


General Office Equipment Co. 


7.29 




9727C 


Carl Oosbee 


300.00 




97271 


The Key West Citizen 


39.10 
*2.55 




97272 


Ft. Pierce Newspapers, Inc. 




97273 
9727* 


The Florida Times onion 


192.50 




The Clearwater Sun 


15.33 




97275 


The Coral Tribune 


85.10 




97276 


The DeLsnd Sun Hews 


55.20 




97277 
97278 


Sarasota Herald -Tribune 


K:g 




The Bradenton Herald 




IUSI 


J.R. at Ruby S. Wheeler 


18,278.15 


10-9.-56 


J.Edwin Larson - to State 








School Fund 


86,164.75 




96989 


J.Edwin Larson - to State 








Board of Conservation 


14,732.20 


10-10-56 


102382 
IO3S50 


Mrs. John R. Parkinson 


102.45 


10-11-56 


Standard oil Co. 


15.59 
4.10 




IO3651 


Shell Oil Company 




103652 


Langley Bell, CCC 


33-30 




103653 
103654 


Elton Hall 


100.00 




Barry R. RcWhorter 


100.00 




IO3655 


Sarasota Herald -Tribune 


51.75 




103656 


The Key Beat Citizen 


30.67 




103657 
104703 


The Coral Tribune 


16.10 


10-12-56 


Oulfstrea* Secretariat a 








Convention Service 


29.80 




104704 


Jon S. Beasley 


81.25 




104705 


Benjamin S. Roberta 


24.00 




104706 


Thaddeua L. Butler 


105.50 




106914 


J. Ollle Edmunds 


96.61 




IO6915 


Ray E. Green 


77.55 
1,267.86 


10-16-56 


IO9292 


Winchester Construction Co. 




109293 
10929* 


Cawthon Electric Company 


509.90 
Co. 418.26 




Riddle Florida Construction 




109295 


Prentls Huddles ton It Assoc. 


2,021.40 




109296 


Tallahassee Democrat 


14.30 




IO9297 


Olin Rutto's 


165.00 


10-17-56 


111287 


Western Onion Telegraph Co. 


16.55 




111288 


Fred L. Falser 


40.00 




111289 


Tallahassee Democrat 


31-35 




11129C 


The Clevis ton News 


39.67 


, 


111291 


The Collier County Rewe 




111292 


Ft. Lauderdale Dally Hews 


31.35 




111293 
III294 


The Palm Beach Post-Tisss 


35.00 




The Bradenton Herald 


17.63 




111295 


The Key Best Cltlsen 


21.47 




111296 


The Miami Herald 


315.O0 




111297 

III298 


Stuart Daily Haws, Inc. 


12.75 
IO5.8O 




Punts Oorda Herald Inc. 


10-22-56 


116706 


0. P. Bradford, CCC 


2.00 




II67O7 
II6708 


Jest Hethas, CCC 


35.78 




Capital Fapsr Company 




II6709 


The Collier County Hews 


13.03 




116710 


The Key West Citlsan 


33.73 
13.80 




116711 


The Bradenton Herald 



11-6-56 



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116712 


Saraaota Herald Tribune 


62.10 




116713 


The Highland* County Mewa 


1*.95 




11671* 


Henry Jackson Yaeger ft 








Theresa Y. Paiaer 


l8.56l.0O 


10-2* -56 


120080 


Oeneral Office Equipment Co. 


20*.*3 


10-31-56 


119338 


F. C. Elliot 


83*. 95 




119339 
1193*0 


M. T. Mai I is 


398.20 
A85.90 




H. 0. Morton 




1193*1 


V. H.- Ferguson 


351.20 




1193*2 


A. R. HI 1 Haas 


*72.79 
392-08 




1193*3 


A. C. Bridges 




1193** 


C. L. Vocelle 


172. *0 




1193*5 


M. 0. Baxco 


*0*.27 




1193*6 


J. L. Dedge 


35*. 75 




1193*7 


M. C. Plchard 


S:B 




1193*8 


B. G. Shelf er 




1193*9 


C. M. Greene 


*9.35 
2*8.00 




119350 


F. ?. Wyeor, Jr. 




119351 


J. L. Carter. Jr. 


85-60 




119352 


R. N. Landers 


27. *1 
18.30 




119353 


Blue cross of Florida, Inc . 




11935* 


Wilson Life Insurance Co. 


22.38 




119355 
119356 


State Retirement 


350.56 
9*6.60 




Federal Tax 


TOTAL DISB 










»U5,156.*7 




0. 3 


. 0. S. COOPERATIVE FUND 




Balance 


u of October 1, 1956 


H75.00 




Racalpta 


- - 




Dlabura 


amenta 


- - 


Balance 


u or October 31. 1956 


e*75.00 






UNDER CHAPTER 18296 




Receipte 


to General Revenue : 




0ctob«r 


15, 1956 




♦13,220.75 
8,716.65 


October 


31. 1956 




Total Receipt* for the Montr 


♦21.937.W 


Disburse* 


■en li i rue uenerii noniui : 




Date Warrant Mo. Payee 


Amount 


10-12-56 


10*0*1 


U. S. Poetoffio* 


* 75.00 




107196 


Southeastern Telephone Co. 


127.50 
,Ine. 6.85 




107197 
107198 


General Office Equipment Co. 




Dell Hart Typewriter Co. 


8.50 




107199 


Capital Office Equipment Co 


Inc. 1.2* 


10-31-56 


113755 


E. Hewitt 


391. *1 




113756 


J. C. Conner 


173-05 




113757 
113758 


Provident Life ft Aoe. Ina. Co. T.TJ 




Stat* Retirement 


39.57 

85.30 

t 916.17 




113759 


Federal Tax 


Total Diaburaemente for the Month 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Truateea 
approve Report No. 658 Hating thirty -six (36) blda for sale 
of land under Chapter 18296, and authorise execution of deeds 
corresponding thereto. 



Orange County - Joseph A. and Emily Rakyta, present owners, 
request quitclaim deed for the purpose of closing deacrlptlon 
contained in Orange County Deed No. 530. The parcel contains 
approximately 1.08 aerea In Section 1, Township 22 South, 
Range 29 Eaat, included within a general deacrlptlon that does 
not close. The Attorney General 'a office concurs In recommen- 
dation that a quitclaim deed be executes in favor of applicants 



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■o *» to definitely include the doubtful parcel. The owner 
of the surrounding land la the applicant, who makes an 
offer of $100.00 for quitclaim deed to cure defect In title. 

Motion was Made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee* 
accept the offer of $100,00 and authorize execution of 
quitclaim deed In favor of Joseph A. and Billy flaky ta as 
recommended, subject to state road right of way. 



Notion was Bade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
disclaim interest in certificates Issued against land certi- 
fied under the Murphy Act in Citrus, Dixie, Liberty and 
Putnam Counties, the Attorney General's Office having 
approved issuance of such disclaimer. 



Upon action duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



: 



Attest; 



sati&sk 



Secretary 




Tallahassee, Florida 
November 13, 1936 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 
date In the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the 
Capitol. 



Present : 



LeRoy Collins, 
Ray E- Oreen, 
J. Bdwin Larson, 
Richard e. Ervln, 
Mathan Hayo, 



Governor 

Comptroller 
Treasurer 
Attorney Owner el 
Commissioner of Agriculture 



f. c Eiiiot, 

Tan H, Ferguson, 



Engineer and Secretary 
Land Agent 



Minutes oi the Trustees dated October 23, 1956, were presented 
for approval, copies having been furnished each member. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
approve the minutes as presented. 



Dr. Ferguson presented the following sales advertised to 
be considered today, all of which were advertised for objec- 
tions only baaed on offers from adjacent upland owners : 

Monroe County - On September 25 , 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $150.00 an acre fros 0. A. 
Crawshaw on behalf of Michael and Anna Deftomo, for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land in Rock Harbor In Section 6, 
Township 62 South, Range 39 Beat, Key Largo, lying south- 
easterly of and adjacent to Tract 3 of Amended Plat of 
Mandalay, containing 0.6 of an sere, more or less. The land 
was advertised for objections only and notice of sale was 
published in the Key West Citizen on October 12, 19, 26, 
November 2 and 9, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the 
records of the Land Office. 



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V. 



Description of the land mas called out and no objection* 
war* filed to the sale. 

Notion *a* aade by Hr. Urton, aeconded by Rr. Brvln and 
adopted, that tha Trustee* confirm asl* In favor of Michael 
and Anna Da Rome at tha price offered. 



Sara* ota County - On September 11, 1956, tha Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of $300.00 an as re 
tram w. T. Berrieon, Jr., on behalf of H. Stafford Bdvarda, 
for purchase of two tracts of submerged land in Little 
Saraaot* Bay in Section 26, Township 38 South, Kane* 18 
last • Tract "A" containing 0.26 of an acre and Tract "B* 
containing 0.11 of an acre, totaling 0.37 of an acre, sore 
or less. The land was advertised for objections only and 
notice of aal* was published in the Sarasota Herald on 
October 5. 12, 19, 26, Bovember 2, 1956, with sale to be 
held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
riled to the sal*. 

notion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Rr. Oreen end 
adopted, that the Trustees conflra sale In favor of Rr. 
Edwards at the price offered - $300.00 an sera. 



Sarasota County - On September 18, 1956, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of $250.00 per acre 
frost V. T. Harrison, Jr., on behalf of Roe C. Killlsn and 
Sraee B. Klllisn, his wlfs, Catherine Drake. Virginia Thier 
and Arthur 0. Lake, for purchase of four (•) parcels of 
submerged land In Sarsaota Bay, In Section 6, Township 37 
South, Range 18 East, Hansen's Subdivision, being 

parcel 1 - 1.59 acres, nor* or leas - So* C. Eilllan 
and (trace B. Eilllan (except worth l&i 
feet reeerved) 

Parcel 2 - 0.86 of an acre, sure or leas - Catherine 
Drake 

Parcel 3 - 3.0 acres, core or leas - Virgin!* Thier 

Parcel I - 1.8* acres, sure or leas - Arthur 0. Lake 

The land was advertised for ©ejection* only and notice of 
ami* was published in the Sarasota Berald on October 12, 19, 
26, November 2 and 9, 1956, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in 
the records of the Land Office . 

Description of the land was called out and Rr. Pergu»on 
■tated that there is to be excepted froa the sale of Parcel 
1 the Worth l6f feet thereof, which 1* in front of land 
reserved for public road. 

Rot ion waa aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
confira sale in favor of the four applicant* at the price 
offered - $250.00 per sere, with deduction froa Parcel 1 aa 
stated by Rr. Ferguson. 



Pinellas County - On September 11, 1956, the Truateea 
considered offer of the appraised price of $100.00 per 
acre froa Bradley R. Waldron on behalf of hiaaelf, Hymen 
green and Irving Oreen, for purchase of a tract of sub- 
merged land in Boca Ciega Bay and Tampa Bay, in Sections 
25 and 36, Township 32 South, Bang* 15 Bast; Sections 17, 
18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31 snd 32, Townahlp 32 South, Range 
16 last; snd Sections 5 snd 6, Township 33 South, Bangs 
16 last, adjacent to the surveyed uplands on Pin* ley, 
Pardee Key, Cabbage Key and Sawyer Key, lea a any aubmerged 
land to be used for the Pinellas Bayway, Pinellas County, 



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florid*, containing 1930 acres, sore or leas. The land was 
advertised for objections only and notice of sale was published 
In the Clearwater Sun on October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 
193^, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed In the record* of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out am Mr. Ferguson reported 
that numerous objections have been filed to the sale. 

Governor Collins explained that when the above described land 
was approved for advertising it was announced that written 
protests, if any, would be received on this date and a later 
date fixed for hearing both proponents and opponents to the 
so-called "Oreen fill", and that the Trustees will bear as 
■any persons as the time will permit. 

The date for the hearing was set for Monday, November 19, 
1936, at 11:00 o'clock A.N. 

Governor Collins further explained that action probably will 
not be taken immediately after the meeting as the Trustees 
will want to consider the report from the Land Dae and Control 
Commission, which may not be ready by that date. 

Several parties present brought up questions that might have 
some effect on the subject, such as: 

Mr. Ben Overton called attention to discrepancy In 
surveys in that locality which affect ownership 
of his clients. 

Nr. Harry Young, on behalf of Mr. Ed Wright, has 
applied for a portion of the land Included in 
the Oreen area. 

Mr. Joseph Kelleher applied for Little Bird Key 
about two years ago, and desired to know what 
the status of his application is. 

Nr. Wilbur stone, representing Nr. Walter Collany, 
brought out the discrepancy in surveys made by 
his client and other surveys in the area. Suggests 
that all surveyors should confer and try and work 
out a aolution. 

Nr. Ferguson, the Land Agent, made the suggestion that should 
the Trustees decide to convey the land, no deeds will be 
delivered until all other owners in the area whose lines 
the Oreen application seems to over-lap have had opportunity 
to check with their englneera aa to what the Trustees 
propose to convey. 

Governor Col Una assured the delegation that in the event 
the Trustees act affirmatively on the Waldron-Oreen applica- 
tion, all interested parties will have opportunity to object 
to the description if there is infringement on other rights. 
8* also suggested that all parties who reel the area applied 
for might affect their rights should be present on the 19th 
prepared to submit their objections at that meeting. Also, 
that s By -Way la proposed through this area and in the event 
of any sale it will be understood that conveyance to the 
State Road Department of a sufficient right of way will be 
required. 

The Governor asked Mr. Ferguson to have maps prepared show- 
ing the ownership of all parties in that area who have made 
application to purchase, or are otherwise 1 interested, their 
upland ownership to be shown in one color and the submerged 
area which they would be entitled to purchase shaded in a 
lighter color. 



Kr. II Hot explained how the discrepancy in surveys ci 
about, and this can be worked out after a decision Is 
reached on the applications to purchase. The essential thing 



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l» to have en accurate location of everything In that locality 
tied to aoave Single point. If all art referenced to the aaac 
atartlng point there will be little trouble In locating all 
areas, and froai that can be determined the submerged area 
running equitably with the mainland property of any peraon. 

Governor Collins thanked the delegation and again suggested 
that anyone having an Inter eat in the area should be present 
at the hearing on the 19th of November. 



Hr. Joe Si ruga, on behalf of Monroe County, makes application 
for right of way across submerged land at Stock Island, paralel 
wltn the old channel, extending northeasterly 200 feet, more 
or less, from Lot' 10, Block 52. Naloney Subdivision, and thence 
easterly to connect with a secondary state road extending from 
Cross Street serosa said submerged land, containing 0.81 of an 
acres, more or less. Mr. Sirugo stated that he has granted 
the required upland to the county for the read to connect 
with Fifth Avenue on Stock Island. 

Motion was mad* by Hr. grvin, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize easement in favor of 
Monroe County for the right of way requested, conditioned that 
it is ace sp table to the State Road Department. 



Mr. Elliot called attention to action of the Trustees October 
30, 19^6, on request from Central and Southern Florida Flood 
Control District and Dade County Commissioners that the Trustees 
grant application from Bay Lands , Inc . , for purchase of sub- 
merged lands In Biscayne Bay lying easterly of and adjacent 
to the Si of Government Lot 3, Section 32, Township 52 South, 
Range 42 East, containing 2.03 acres, more or less. Bay Lands, 
Inc., has agreed to dredge material from Blaoayne Canal at 
that point and place said material on the submerged area for 
which applies t ion is made. The Flood Control District and the 
county have approved the request for the reason that the canal 
will be Improved by the work without cost to the District. 

The Trustees authorized the land appraised. If applicant 
agrees to meet the appraised price, the land will be advertised 
for objections. 

Following above action, the Attorney General was consulted 
and his recommendation is that since the Trustees do not have 
authority to make deed, when the land Is filled, they issue 
disclaimer In favor of Bay Lands covering the submerged 
bottoms. If and when authority to convey title is given 
the Trustees, a deed can then be issued. 

Attorney General Ervln stated that he thinks this method 
•111 be sound. Legislative Acta affecting Dade and Palm 
Beach counties have restricted the Trustees' right to sail 
certain submerged lands, but nothing precludes filling which 
inured to the property. The Trustees can control the land 
under permit system, and the fill can be regulated under terms 
of the permit. 

Without objection it was agreed that In view of the benefit 
to Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District, the 
Trustees authorize permit In favor of Bay Lands, Inc., for 
filling the submerged land applied for provided said company 
agrees to pay for the fill material on the basis of the 
appraised price for the land, and that the materiel removed 
from the canal section will be planed on the submerged lands 
applied for. 



Mr. L. B. Bishop, Port Director of the Port of Palm Beach, 

cane before the Trustees with proposal for taking rock from 

Lake North for commercial purposes and using the proceeds In 
tne improvement of the port. 



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After discussion or ths subject, it was agreed that the 

matter be referred to a — *• ' -*- — of the Trustees - 

Compt roller Oreen end Attorney General Brvin, In conference 
with Mr. Elliot sod a representative froei the State Road 
Department - to work out an agreement under which the Port 
District sould be allowed to take rook out of the harbor 
In Lake Worth, provided the proceeds fro* ssle of the rook 
shall be used for lap roving the Port of Pain Beach by the 
Port District. 



me Board of Commies loners of State Institutions requests 
that the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund Bain 
available eighty -sli thouaand do Hare ($86,000.00) for 
furnishings and Interior painting of the Governor •■ Mansion. 

Notion was wads by Hr. Green, seconded by Kr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees make aval labia to the Governor' ■ 
Mansion Trust Fund $86,000.00 aa requested by the Board of 
Commissioners of State Institutions. 

Upon dissuasion with the Comptroller as to the commitments 
of the Trustees whlob Bight be required during the worth, 
the Comptroller stated that release of $40,000.00 as of 
today would be satisfactory with the remaining $46,000.00 
to be requisitioned at a later date. 



SUBJECTS UMD1* CHAPTER 1829b 

Report Bo. 659 was presented listing three (3) bids for sals 
of lends under Chapter 18396, with i in ii—iiuli I 1 in that the 
report be approved. 



motion «as amass, seconded and adopted, that the report be 
approved and authority given for issuance of desda correspond- 
ing thereto. 



Jefferson County - R. I.TanBrunt makes an offer of $15. CO P*r 
aere for 27 acres In the SMii of Ski of Section 22, Township 
1 sorth. Range 3 last, advert lead for sals august 29, 1956, 
Report *o. 120. It la i sin— aaiiileil that the offer be declined 
and a price of $25.00 per aere be fixed for sale of the parcel. 

-HBtlon was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
decline offer of $15.00 per sore and wake counter proposal to 
accept $25.00 per aere for the Land. 



Jefferson County - Rrs. Ross Lee Braswsll offers $95.00, or 
$5.00 per sore, for 9 seres In Lot 175 snd 10 acres lo Lot 
176, Georgia Survey or Township 3 Borth, Range 4 East. It Is 
represented that this land has boon connected with Rrs. 
Br assail 1 a f sally since territorial days and was at ens tine 
a part of Oeorgla. 

Without objection the) Trustees postponed this application 
for future consideration, but with comments that the offer 
was not adequate for the land. 



Janes R. Stevens, City Attorney, Riohael C. Oloneskls, Mayor, 
snd City Commissioners Thomas Craig and Barman Bur mas, on 
behalf of the City of Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida, 
requested that the Trustees release the "Public Purpose" 
clause from Pinellas County Deed Bo. 02 -Chapter 21684-Corrective, 
for whlob the city offers $50.00. Rr. Stevens explained that 
the reason the city desires ths release Is that an agreement 
has boon made to asll ths 10-aors tract, together with an 
additional 90 acres, for $75*000.00, to a developer who will 
build private homes. Arrangements under whlob ths land was 
sold provide that In ths event ths purchaser applies to ths 
True tees to purchase the submerged land along the coast, he 
will do so In conjunction with ths city, and a public beach of 
40 or 50 acres will be provided for the public. Ths otty has 



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ecasmitted it** If to spend s part of the proceeds from this 
sale to pumping out a beach at tin municipal pier. 

The Trustees expressed the opinion that they would not be 
justified In releasing the reservation upon pay nt of 
150,00 so that the city could then sail the property for 
♦750.00 per sere; that there Is an obligation on the Trust*** 
to see that these lands are utilised in the public Interest. 

Several euggestlone were discussed, resulting In the following 
being agreed upon: 

"That the Trustees agree to Issue a quitclaim deed 
In favor of the City of Tarpon Springs for the purpose 
of releasing the Public Purpose clause In Pinellas 
County Deed go. 02 ~Ch. 21 684 -Corrective at such tine 
as the City Commissi oners adopt a proper resolution 
agreeing that they are prepared to spend not less 
than I75O0.0O In the improvement of the municipal 
pier, Including a beaoh and recreational area, for 
the use and benefit of the public." 

I7500.O0 It the amount the city will receive from the sals 

of the twn (10) acres conveyed In said deed from the Trustees. 

It was so ordered. 



Alachua County - Parka M. Camlchasl, 00 behalf of Shirley 
Blsuner, the present owner, requeste that the True tees 
release the oil and mineral reservation In Murphy Act Dead 
Mo. 115*. conveying the Set of SI* of Section 18, Township 
8 South, Range 19 East, containing 40 acres, and off era 
#40.00 for such release. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offer of $40.00 and authorise release of the oil 
mineral reservation In Alachua County Dead Mo. 115* » 



Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
disclaim interest In Murphy Act certificate iaaued against 
land in Okeechobee County, the Attorney Oaneral'e Office 
having advised that said certificate vested no title in the 
state to the land described In said certificates. 



Upon notion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned-. 





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Tallahassee, Florida 
November 20,1956 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 
date In the Board Room, officea of the Governor, at the 
Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Oovernor 

Ray K. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard H. Ervin, attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van H. Ferguson, Land Mgent 



The Secretary presented minutes of October 30, November 6 
and 13, 1956, copies having been furnished aaeh member. 

Motion vae made, seconded and adopted, that the minutes aa 
presented be approved . 



Mr. Ferguson presented offer of the appraised prise of $100.00 
an acre from R. F. Maguire, on behalf of Port Realty Company, 
for purchase of approximately 215-35 acres of land described 
aa those certain submerged bottom lands lying westerly and 
northerly from the ordinary high water mark of the easterly 
shore of the Ban arm River in the South 3316.8 feet of Section 
15, Township 24 South, Range 37 East, lass the Neat 1700 feet 
thereof, in Brevard County, Florida. Information furnished 
the Land Office Is that the United States desires to deposit 
fill material on this area and the adjacent owners are agree - 
sble provided they can purchase the submerged bottoms from 
the Trustees as adjoining upland owners. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
agree to advertise the land for aale subject to objections 
only baaed on offer of the appraised price of $100,00 par 
acre. 



D. Fred McMullen, on behalf of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad 
Company, a corporation of the State of Virginia, offers 
$200.00 per acre for a perpetual right of way easement free 
of all liens and encumbrances, for the construction, operation 
and maintenance of railroad tracts, and for any other proper 
and appropriate railroad purposes connected therewith in, 
over, upon and along a strip of land one hundred feet (100') 
In width measured fifty feet (50' ) at a right angle, or 
radially, on each side of the center line of s tract serosa 
Oovernmeni Lots 5 and 6, between Townships 53 and 5* South, 
Range 39 East, Dade County, the right of way to comprise 
approximately 18 acres and serve as an approach tract to 
LeKign Portland Cement company's Plant. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
issuance of the permit subject to determination that the offer 
is In line with recent appraised values in that area. 



Keen, O'Kelley and Spitz, attorneys of Tallahassee, Florida, 
on behalf of Ferdldo Land Company, holder of Oil and Gas 
Lease No. 1049, submit for approval assignment to the Trustees 
of the Internal Improvement Fund of an undivided one-eighth 
of eight-eighths overriding oil and gas royalty on a twenty- 
acre parcel of land located about one -fourth mile from the 
leaaed premises, on which a well is to be drilled. The parcel 
is described as a rectangular tract 933-38 feet square in 
Section 16, Township 2 South, Range 31 West, which has as 



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its center * point which la 2018.0 feet east of the west 
line and 1760.0 feet north of the south line of said section, 
in Escambia County. 

Notion was Bade, seconded and adopted, that the True tees 
approve assignment as submitted by Ferdldo Land Company. 



Mr, Ferguson reported that at the meeting of the Trustees 
July 24, 1936, competitive bids were received for Harsh 
Island Mo. 2 in the Indian River, Section 27, Township 31 
South, Range 39 East, containing 3 acres, more or less, In 
Indian River County. Applicant to purchase was Guy C. Mallett 
but the high bid of $2010.00 was made by 3. I. Francis . The 
agreement was that the purchaser should furnish a survey and 
legal description sufficient for deed, Mr. Francis now 
states tn&t he la unable to have the survey made and would 
like to cancel his bid. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize cancellation of the sale and restore the land 
to the available ilat. 



The following applications were presented for purchase of 
submerged lands adjoining upland property of applicants: 

1. Manatee County - Janes M. Wallace, on behalf of J. P. 
McPherson, offers the appraised price of gUOO.OO for a parcel 
of submerged land comprising 1 acre, more or less, lying adja- 
cent to Bay Drive and Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15 end 16 of 
Block 6, Wyman and Oreen Subdivision, Cortex Beech, Section 
4, Township 33 South, Range 16 East. 

2. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf or R. C. Ruckle 
and Freddys H. Ruckle, his wire, offers the appraised price 
of $300.00 per acre for 0.6 of an sore, more or less, of 
submerged land in Mac Donald's Subdivision, Wind ley Key, In 
Section 23, Township 63 South, Range 37 East. 

3. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawahaw, on behalf or Richard and 
Beatrice Rae, offers the appraised price or $200.00 per acre 
for 1 acre of submerged land in South Cliff Estates, Key Largo, 
Section 13, Townahlp 62 South, Range 38 Eaat. 



4. Monroe County - John J. Slavs, on behalf or George W. 
Griffin, ofrers the appraiaed price or$150.00 an acre for 
a parcel of submerged land adjacent to Lota 6 to 10, lncl.. 
Block 10, C rain's Subdivision, Grassy Key, In Section 30, 
Township 65 South, Range 34 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise advertisement for objections only of the four (4) 
parcels of land applied for by the adjoining upland owners 
at the appraiaed price. 



Bernle Papy offers the appraised price of $100.00 an acre 
for the West 30 acres of Swi of Sw$, Section 17, and Lots 
2, 3 and 7, Section 18, all in Township 66 South, Range 29 
Eaat, Monroe County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and 
adopted, that the Truatees agree to advertise the land Tor 
competitive bida starting at $100.00 per acre. 



The State Road Department makes application to secure an 
easement Tor right of way purposes over certain submerged 
land in Sections 20 and 29, Township 66 South, Range 28 East, 
Monroe County. The right of way la needed In connection with 
Improvement of Cudjoe Key Road, Section 906O-13Q. 



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Notion was —ill, seconded ami adopted, that the Truataaa 
authorise easement aa requested by the atata Road Department 
through the lands described. 



Mr. Fergueon reported that In preparing the description for 
Deed Ko. 20*02 datad Auguat 23, 1956, tho area for Parcel *0" 
we* erroneously shown to a* 58.1 aorti, whereas the araa 
according to the boundary daaorlption In the deed contain* 
66.0 acre a, or a difference of 7.9 acre a. The land was sold 
In 1953 and tho Belling price waa at the rata of (100.00 par 
■era. Dm grantees in the deed, Al H. Furen it ui., have 
agreed to pay for this difference, or an additional $790.00. 
The land la located In Section 10, Township 32 South, Range 16 
East, Pinellas County. 

Without objection, the True teas poatponsd con aide rati on of 
thia aubject. 



Leo K. Butler, on behalf of Harbor Bluff Development Corpora- 
tion, made application to purchase 11.15 sorss of submerged 
land In Clearwater Harbor, Section 6, Townahlp 30 South, 
Range 15 Seat, Pinellas County. His land waa advertised for 
sale September 11, 1956, and referred to the State Land Dae 
and Control Commission for report, no objections having bean 
filed to the sale. Tbi Coasaiaslon has given approval for the 
sale to be confirmed. 

notion waa nade, eeoonded and adopted, that the eale in favor 
of Harbor Bluff Development Corporation be confirmed at the 
price offered - $350.00 par acre. 



Carl L. Smekett, bolder of Sawgrase Lease Bo. 7*6, makes 
application for a two-year extension from August k, 1950, for 



ling rental payments under said leaae. Rr. Sac tee tt 
explained that hi a associate, Joseph Weimar, died some time 
ago and ne has only recently satisfactorily concluded matter* 
In connection with Rr. Weimar's aetata. In order to Interest 
capital in the project, he desired additional extension of 
two years. 

Notion waa Bade by Rr, Larson, seconded by Br. grvln and 
adopted, that a two-year extension of the waiver of rental 
under Lease Bo. 7*6 be authorised ao that no rental payments 
will be required until august *, i960. 



Senator J. B. Rogers of Winter Haven, Florida, presented 
application from the City of Orlando and from the Board of 
County Commissioners of Orange County for a loan of fifty 
thousand dollars ($50,000.00} to each agency for the purpose 
of providing additional airport facilities for the elty and 
county. 

Upon inquiry from Oovernor Collins aa to whether or not the 
Trustees can enter Into a legally binding contrast with the 
elty and county for repayment of the loan, Attorney Oeneral 
grvin expressed the opinion that the Trustees hsve authority 
to make the loan for a two-year term, end the olty and county 
have authority to repay aueh loan out of revenue not Involv- 
ing ad valorem taxes. Be stated that under the circumstances 
be would be willing to approve the loan under sn agreement 
for repayment out of moneys not legally obligated for other 
purposes. Senator Rogers was requested to use his efforts 
personally to eee that the loan is repaid and he agreed that 
In ao far aa hie delegation in the legislature is concerned 
be would certainly do anything he could. 

after full discussion of the aubject, motion waa made by Rr. 
Larson, eeoonded by lb-, trvln and adopted, that the Truataaa 
agres to a loan of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) each 
to the City of Orlando, Florida, and to Orange County, Florida, 




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for use in airport Improvements, Interest on the lout to be 
at the rate of three percent {3Jt) per annua, and to be 
repaid within two years from date of loan under conditions 
and pledges of repayment as will be approved by the Attorney 
Oeneral and Hr. Elliot consistent with action taken In 
similar eases. 



Capitol Center - Land Acquisition 

The following report from the Attorney Oenerai dated November 
14, 1956, lists land purchased by the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund since the report of August 8, 1956= 

"On August 8, 1*56, we advised you by Uneorandum of the lands 
which had been acquired by the Trustees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund for Inclusion in Capitol Center. Since august 8, 
1936, the following described lands have been acquired: 

1. Acquired from: 

Archie Boatwright August 21,195* 423.492.55 

817 S. Adams Street 

Description: 

Lot 1*1, according to the Original Plan of the 

City of Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida. 

2. Acquired from: 

Charles V. and Carolyn Chalkier 

823 South Calhoun Street October 12,1956 7.911.75 

Description: 

Begin at the Southwest corner of T.C. Lot 33 (Old Plan), 

thence run North 60 feet, thence East 110 feet, thence 

South 60 feat, thence West 110 fast to the place of 

beginning. 

3. Acquired from: 

R. g. and Verdle N. Eestnar 

215 west Madison Street Sept. 28, 1956 12,920.60 

Description: 

The fractional part of Lot Number 2*9 of the Original Flan 

of the City of Tallahassee, described aa follows: Beginning 

at a point 12 li feet East or the Northwest corner of said 

Lot, thence South 105-J feat, thence East *6J feet to the 

eastern boundary of said lot, thence North to the Northeast 

corner of said lot, thence West to the point of beginning. 

4. Acquired from: 

J. P.. and Ruby S.Wheeler __^ 

815 South Calhoun street October 15,1956 18,278.15 
Description: 

All that part of Tallahassee City Lot Number 33 of the 
Original Flan of said City or Tallahassee described as 
follows; to-wit: Begin at the Southwest corner or said 
Lot and run North along the West Boundary line of said 
Lot, 115 fast to a point, which is the point of beginning, 
run thence East 170 feet, thence North 55 feet; thenoe 
West 170 feet and thanes South 55 f eet to the point of 
beginning, 

5. Acquired from: 

Theresa Taeger and Thomas Kyers Palmar 

and isabelle Eaton and Henry Jackson Yaeger, Sr. 

224 and 226 W. Oaines Street Oct. 26,1956 18,561.00 

Description t 

A part of Lot Number Two Hundred and Forty -eight 

(248) of the Old Plan of the City of Tallahassee, 

and State of Florida, as follows: Begin st the 

Southwest corner and run thence East Nlnety-rive 

(95} feet, thence run North One Hundred and 

Thirteen (113) feet, eight (8) inches, thence run 

Meet Ninety-five (95) feet, thence run South One 

Hundred and Thirteen (113) feet, eight (8) inches, 

to the point of beginning. 



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The total amount expended for acquisition of lands for 
the Capitol Canter, aa of this date, is $3 i «2, 369.98." 



Itr. Elliot reported that with reference to work In the 
Engineer's Office he has discussed with each member of the 
Trustees individually the selection of an assistant engineer, 
and following these conferences and approval froa each member, 
he recommends the appointment of V. TurnerVsllla as his 
assistant effective January 1, 1937. Hr. Hallle ia now 
engaged half-time as engineer for the State Land Use and 
Control Coasai salon on a loan basis froa Central and Southam 
Florida Flood Control District, and has been working out 
of the Engineer's office. Els salary has been paid ont- 
half by the Trustees, or $300.00 par Month, and one -half 
by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. 
Mr. walllt has agreed to accept full tin* employment with 
the Trustees at a salary of $10,500.00 for tha year begin- 
ning January 1, 1957. 

Hr. Elliot further reported that ha plana to retire next 
year after the session of tha Legislature, and ha recommends 
that the Trustees talcs affirmative action now that Rr. wallis 
will take over as Engineer and Secretary for the Trustees 
when he (Hr. Elliot) retires, as he faela Hr. Mai lis la 
fully qualified to take over tha work, having been affiliated 
with the Trustees' work over a long period of years. Be came 
to work in the Chief Drainage Engineer 'a Office for the old 
Everglades Drainage District after his graduation from 
Virginia Military institute and later for the district under 
local management. He has been Chief Engineer, and Executive 
Director for Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
Dlatrict until about the middle of this year when he was 
loaned part time to the Land Use Commission, 



Governor Collins and other members of tha Truateea expressed 
high praise of Hr. Hal lie' ability as an engineer and s man 
thoroughly competent to take over the duties of Hr. Elliot 
whan he retires, and it was the unanimous opinion that Mr. 
Hal 111 would be the logical successor to Hr. Elliot. 

Motion was made by Hr. Ervln, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that tha Trustees unanimously approve the engagement 
of V. Turner Wall is, effective January 1, 1957, at an annual 
salary of $10,500.00, to assist Hr. Elliot In handling the 
engineering duties of the Trustees, with headquarters in 
Tallahassee, and to succeed Mr. Elliot St hia retirement. 



(See Humble Oil and Refining Company application 
under Murphy Act Sub J acts for dssorlption of 
atste land to be In lease , ) 

SUBJECTS UHDER CHAPTER 10296 

Hr. Elliot presented Report Mo. 660 listing 121 bids for 
purchase of lands under Chapter 18296, also Broward County 
Deed No. 630-Suppl ,-Cor, to Harold Katx, for more sufficient 
description, and Duval County Deed Ho. 274-Dupl. to E. John 
Tolllver replacing deed reported to have bean lost before 
recording. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Truateea 
approve Report Ho. 660 and authorize execution of dseda 
corresponding thereto. 



Humble Oil and Refining Company request! that the Trustees 
advertise for competitive sealed bids for oil, gaa and 
mineral lease the reserved Interest of the state in lands 
in Palm Beach County located In the following townships and 
ranges: 



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Rge . 35 *. 


640 Acres 


Rge. 35 ft. 


3290 torei 


Rge. 36 E. 


2850 Acres 



Section 35 Twp. *5 3. 

Section* 1,5.9,11.13,25 Twp. 46 s. 
Section* 5,9,17,21,29,33 Twp. *6 S. 

rod full Interest In the 5e± of SEfc of SEi of Section 5, Town- 
ship 46 south. Ring* 36 East, containing 10 sores, owned by 
the Trustees. Applicant offers not less than fifty cents (50*') 
per acre annual rental plus cash bonus bid to be submitted on 
data of ssls. 

Notion wss asde, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise the lease for sesled competitive bids based on 
offer submitted by Humble Oil and Refining Company. 



Citrus County - Mood row and Virginia Moore make application 
for deed under Chapter 28317 of 1953, the Hardship Act, and 
offer $100.00 for the si of HE£ of SEt of Section 32, Township 
18 South, Range 18 East, containing 20 acres. Applicants 
advise that they have deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit 
Court the amount of outstanding taxes . 

Notion was aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline 
the offer and make counter proposal, to convey the land under 
Chapter 28317 upon payment of $200.00. 



Dr. Elliot recommends that the Rules and Regulations under the 
Hurphy Act be amended and that the base bid for advertising 
land be as follows: 

$10,00 per acre, for acreage 

5.00 per lot for lota 25 feet wide and less 
10.00 per lot for lota 25 to 50 feet wide, 

said rule to be subject to exceptions In special cases. 

Notion was aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees adopt 
the recommendation of Mr. Elliot sa tha action of the board 
and direct that the base bid rule be changed accordingly. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



ATTEST: 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
November 27. 1956 



The Trustee* of the Internal Improvement Fund set on thla 
date in the Board Roost, offices of the Oovernor, at the 
Capitol. 

Present: Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Nathan Mayo, Coasalss loner of Agriculture 



P. C. SI Hot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van B- Ferguson, Land Agent 



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Mr. Ferguson presented the following sales advertised to be 
considered on this date. 

Lake County - On October 19, 1956, the True tees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $10.00 per acre froa L. T. 
Johnson for purchase of Government Lot 8, 42.7 acres, and 
Government Lot 10, 51.66 acres, in Section 25, Township 17 
South, Range 29 East. The land was advertised for competitive 
bids and notice of aale was published in the Lake Region, 
Bustis, Florida, on October 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1956, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof 
of publication are filed in the records of the land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson 
announced that bids will be taken on each lot separately 
and then the two lota offered together. A bid of $12.00 per 
acre ha* been received from Ft. D- Croom and a bid of $12.50 
an acre for Lot 8, from H. L. Rutherford and wire. Com- 
petitive bidding resulted in a high bid of $65.00 an acre 
for Lot 8, $60.00 an acre for Lot 10, offered separately, 
and a high bid by L. T. Johnson of Umatilla, Florida, of 
$70.00 per acre for the two lots combined. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Kayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the high bid of $70.00 an 
acre for the two lota combined, having a total acreage of 
94.36 acres, and confirm sale in favor of Mr. Johnson. 



Palm Beach County - On October 9, 1956, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of $40.00 an acre froa 
Y. R. Famwl for purchase of Lota 11 and 13, Township 43 South, 
Range 38 East, containing 1280 acres, more or less. The land 
waa advertised for competitive bids to start at $40,00 an 
acre, and notice of aale was published in the Palm Beach Post 
on October 26, November 2, 9. 16 and 23, 1956, with sale to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are on file in the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson 
announced that bids will be taken on each section separately 
and then the two sections offered as one tract. 

A prospective bidder inquired whether the state will guarantee 
access to the property and was advised by the members present 
that no such guarantee could be given. 

Competitive bidding resulted In e nigh bid of $44.50 per 
acre for Section 11 and $45.30 per acre for Section 13. The 
high bid for both Sections 11 and 13 was $67.00 per acre for 
1280 acres. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
accept the offer of $67.00 per acre froa Carl Stockholm and 
confirm sale In his favor. 



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Brevard County - On October 16, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from Mrs. 
Lura C. Poe, adjacent upland owner, for purchase of *. 25 acres, 
■ore or less, of submerged lend In the Indian River, begin- 
ning at the point where the south right of way line 100 feet 
south of the center line of State Road No. 402 Intersects 
the westerly shore of Indian River at Lot 2 of LeBarrons Plat, 
Block "H" of the City of Tltuaville, Florida, thence by metes 
end bounds description to the southeast corner of Lot 3 of 
LeBarrons Plat of Block "H" ; thence northerly along the 
Shore Una 95 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning. 
Accurate description will be furnished with deed. The land 
was advertised for objections only and notice of sale was 
published in the Tltusvlllc star -Advocate on October 26 , 
November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1956, with amis to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In 
the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr, Ferguson 
reported that Kra. Rufus K. Robblns, Joined by her son, 
Theodore R. Robblns, were present to protest the sale to 
Hrs. Poe. written objection was filed by Mrs. Robblns by 
letter to Governor Collins dated November 18, 1956, in which 
She protested the sale on the ground that the land is a 
valuable asset to that area, the causeway was developed 
at great expense for public use, and If the land Is sold 
it should be advertised for competitive bids. She stated 
that If the sale is made, the proposed Improvements will 
block the causeway from Orange Street and asks an unsightly 
pocket in the river, and will be detrimental to her land, 
which is the largest tract In that locality end pays the 
highest tax. She contends that it will be illegal to sell 
the land as it is still vested In the State Road Department 
and the Trustees, and that It will destroy the view from her 
property ae the waterway will be filled in except for a 
narrow channel. 

Plr. Ferguson submitted letter and resolution adopted by the 
City Council of Tltusville, and a resolution by the County 
Commissioners of Brevard County, approving the sale and 
proposed development. He explained that the state Road 
Department has released the strip referred to by Rr. Robblns 
and has indicated that the filling of the area will be bene- 
ficial to the road right of way. Alao, letters were submitted 
frcm C. R. HcCotter and R. H. Kelson, adjacent river front 
owners, urging that the sale be made to Mrs. Foe and it will 
improve that entire area. Mr. Ferguson stated further that 
the original application from Mrs. Foe, taking In a much 
larger area, was denied and a revised description, cutting 
the area back considerably, waa prepared and authorised 
advertised for sale on this date. 

Edwin M. Poe and J. J. Fairish, Jr., were present, representing 
Mrs. Lura Poe. They asked that the sale be consummated In 
favor of Mrs. poe, the city and the county having approved 
the sale. Also, the State Road Department is in favor of the 
improvement and upland owners In that locality have approved 
the sale. 

Mr. Elliot reported that the Board requested him to make an 
examination of the area, but since he bad all the necessary 
information in the office he did not make an investigation on 
the ground. He recommended modification of the description 
to avoid Interference with private rights of others and to 
eliminate any infringement of public rights. The applicants 
were agreeable to the suggestions and the parcel advertised 
for sale today will not be detrimental to private or public 
interest so far aa he can see. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that in view of the fact that the City Council of 
Titus ville and the Board of County Commissioners of Brevard 
County have approved the sale, the Trustees overrule the 



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objections froa Mrs. RobblnB and her ion and that saie of the 
land be approved In favor of Mrs. Lura C. Poe at the appraised 
price of $200,00 per acre. It waa ao ordered. 



Brevard County - On October 9, 1956. the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre frc« E. R. 
Snsey, the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land in the Banana River In Sections 33 and 34, 
Township 26 South, Range i( East, lying easterly of and 
adjacent to the South Half of Lot 10 and the North Half of 
Lot 9, Plat of Stewart" ■ Homestead, containing 2.6 acres, 
■ore ex less. The land was advertised for objections only and 
notice of sale was published in the Titusvllle Star Advocate 
on October 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 23, 1956, with sals to be 
held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land waa called out and no objections 
were riled to the sal*. 

Motion was aade by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Truateea confirm sale In favor of Mr.Enaey 
at the price offered - $100.00 an acre. 



Manatee County - On October 9, 1956, the Truateea considered 
offer of the appraised price of $250.00 an acre froa John F. 
Burlcet, Jr., on behalf of Donald Carr and Joseph R. Sateban, 
adjacent upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land In Sarasota Bay in Section 25, Township 35 South. Rang* 
16 East, lying northeasterly of and adjacent to Lots 43 and 
44, of Plat of Subdivision on Longboat Key of Fractional 
Sections 25, 26 and part of Section 24, Township 35 South, 
Range 16 Beat, containing 5.6 acres, aore or less. The land 
waa advertised for objections only and notice of the sale waa 
published in the Brad en ton Herald on October 26, Noveaber 2, 
9, 16 and 23, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land office. 

Description of the land waa called out and no objections 
were filed to the sale. 

Motion waa aade by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. a*yo and 
adopted, that the Trustees confirm aale in favor of Messrs. 
\ Carr and lateban at the price offered - $250.00 an acre. 



Sarasota County - On July 10, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised pries of $100.00 an acre froa Walter 
Hardin Realty Company (R, E. Lowrey,Jr.) on behalf of 0. J. 
Fickelsaen, adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of aubaerged land described aa starting froa the intersection 
of the south boundary of Oalliona Reach, recorded In Plat Book 
4, pegs 94, public Records of Seraaota County, and the Eaaterly 
R/w of Hanaaota Road, thence North 30*22 ■ West along the 
Eaaterly R/W line of Hanaaota Road a distance of 283 feet; 
thence North 64* 24 l 4Q" East a distance of 443 feet, aore 
or less, to the waters of Lemon Bay for a P.O.B., thence by 
aetes and bounds description back to the P.O.B., lying and 
being In Section 35, Townahip 40 South, Range 19 East, said 
tract containing I.03 acres, aore or less. The land waa 
advertised for objections only and notice of sals waa 
published in the Sarasota Herald on October 26, Noveaber 2, 
9, 16 and 23, 1956, with aale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
or the Land Of rice. 

Description or the land was called out and no objections 
were riled to the aale. 

Notion waa made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 



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adopted, that the Trustees confirm sale in favor of Mr. 
Pickelssen at the price offered - $100,00 an acre. 



John B. Orr, Jr., on behalf of the Coco Plusi Woman's Club 
and the Miami Woman's Club, requests that the Trustees 
withdraw fro* sale to private individuals, corporations or 
agencies, all remaining public submerged lands In Dade County. 
Also, a letter received from Mrs. J. W. He Eddy, Corresponding 
Secretary of the Miami Junior Chamber of Cossserce Auxiliary, 
states that the organization desires to go on record asking 
reconsideration of action in reference to filling in Biscayne 
Bay. 

The Land Agent was requested to acknowledge the letters and 
advise that they had been read to the Trustees. 



On August 31, 1949, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund issued Deed Ho. 19502 to Ridge Mortgage k Investment 
Company conveying a parcel of land in Sections 11 and 14, Town- 
ship uj* South, Range 43 East, Palm Beach County. The original 
deed was misplaced or lost without having been recorded and 
C. Robert Burns, on behalf of Charles H. Warwick, Jr., presi- 
dent of Ridge Mortgage and Investment Company, made application 
for a confirmatory deed to replace the original 195>02. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo ■»* 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize issuance of duplicate 
deed as requested. 



Kenneth E. Brown, on behalf of Ira A. Miller, made application 
for a parcel of submerged land in Section 13, Township 36 South, 
Range 17 East, Sarasota County, for which he offers t 100. 00 per 

acre. 

Mr. Ferguson reported that the applicant had not furnished 
all information now required for purchasing submerged land. 
The requirement la that the area to be filled shall be 
defined as well as the area from which the fill will be 
dredged, with estimate of the volume needed for the fill; 
otherwise a fair allocation of bottom lands with respect to 
rights of others, navigation, harbor or bulkhead limits and 
availability of material cannot be equitably allotted. 
Applicant stated that he did not contemplate doing any 
filling or dredging but seeks to acquire title ic the bottom 
land and insisted that his application was in order for 
presentation. 

Mr. Ferguson further submitted that since sales of submerged 
lands are Basically for the purpose of enabling desirable 
development, and since sale of submerged bottoms will not 
vest purchaser with control of the public waters over same, 
and in view of policy now established to sell submerged land 
adjacent to the upland only to such upland owners, It is not 
at all necessary for an upland owner to purchase submerged 
lands for protection against sale to or dredging out by others. 



Mr. Ferguson recommends that all applications by upland owners 
to purchase submerged lands which they do not propose to fill 
and develop be denied, and that the application of Ira A. 
Miller be rejected. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees approve the recommendation of the 
Land Agent aa the action of the Trustees. 



Mr. Elliot presenter request from Florida Inland Navigation 
District for right of way and perpetual spoil disposal easement 
grant through submerged land in the Indian River, Brevard County, 
to be used by the United States in connection with the Intra- 
coastal Waterway. 



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Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
right or way and perpetual spoil disposal easement in favor 
of the United States In the areas designated as follows: 

RWH-B-(D) - Submerged land In Indian River In Unsurveyed 
.-Sections 1, 2, 12 and 13, Township 28 South, Range 37 
East, and Unsurveyed Sections 18 and 19, Township 28 
South, Range 38 East; and 

MSA-B-5A - Rectangular parcel of submerged land in 
Indian Ri-er in unsurveyed Sections 1 and 2, Township 
28 South, Range 37 East. 



Mr. Billot requested consideration of Charlotte County sale 
Involving land, title to 20 acres of which came to the state 
under the Murphy Act, the remaining 317 acres, more or less, 
being under Chapter 610. The land is located in Sections 3, 
10 and 11, Township 41 South, Range 21 East, and was advertised 
for sale March 13, 1956, on application from Earl D. Parr, on 
behalf of Florida Best Coast Land Company with offer of the 
appraised price of $30.00 an acre. Objections were filed to 
the sale by Clyde R. Wilson on behalf of Pern and Beulah 
Conway, based on title under Charlotte County Murphy Act Deed 
No. 225 executed March 5, 19*5 . Description in said deed was 
later found to be erroneous. Objectors and proponents were 
heard and on October 23, 1958, the Trustees authorized execu- 
tion of Murphy Act correction Deed Mo. 225 to Pern and Beulah 
Conway, with instructions that correction deed bejheld for a 
period of thirty (30) days, within which time Mr. Parr would 
have opportunity to restrain delivery of the deed. 

By letter dated November 19, 1956, Mr. Parr advises that his 
clients have neither filed any litigation nor do they expect 
to do su In referenoe to the sale of the 20 acres to the 
Conwaya . He now requests that the Trustees convey to the 
Florida West Coast Land Company the remaining 317 acres, more 
or less, at the appraised price of $30.00 an acre. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise delivery of Murphy Act Deed Ho. 225-Cor recti ve to 
Pern and Beulah Conway correcting error in original deed, 
alao that the Trustees accept offer of $30.00 an acre from 
Florida West Coast Land Company for 317 acres, more or less, 
advertised for aale March 13, 1956, it being understood that 
Mr. Parr's clients have agreed that they will not contest the 
title to the 20 acres covered by Charlotte County Murphy Act 
Deed Ho. 225. It was ao ordered. 



Bal Harbour Village, Miami Beach, Florida, located at the north 
end or Blscayne Bay, fronting upon the Atlantic Ocean, requests 
permission to take one hundred thousand (100,000) cubic yards 
of sand deposit located on the south side at the west end of 
Bakers Haulover Cut. The material is desired for replacing 
that lost by erosion on the beach at Bal Harbour Village. 

Mr. Elliot recomaends that permit be issued to the City of 
Miami Beach for taking the material needed, without cost, for 
use in restoring the beach at Bal Harbour Village, subject to 
consent and approval of the Board of County Commissioners of 
Dade County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
approve recommendation of Mr. Elliot as the action of the 
board, and that the permit be issued upon receipt of approval 
by the Board of County Commissioners of Dade County. 



0. P. Johnson, attorney for the City of St. Cloud, requests 
that the Trustees release the restriction in Osceola County 
Deed Mo. 49-5-Cor. as to 10 acres which the city desires to 
convey to St. Cloud Hospital Foundation, a non-profit corpor- 
ation. 



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Hr. Billot explained that title to this land vetted In the 
Trustees under Chapter 11572 or 1929 and waa sold to the city 
of St. Cloud fur airport and golf purposes. Later the city 
requested correction deed with restriction Modified to read 
"For Public purposes Only* and the request waa granted. The 
land la located In Section 10, Township 26 South, Range 30 
East, and contains 315 acres . It la suggested that release 
of the restriction be authorized In so far aa It applies to a 
ten -acre parcel, upon payment of $1,000.00. Information early 
thla year waa that this land was valued at around $60.00 per 
acre. 



Notion waa aade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 

authorise release of the restriction In Osceola County 

Ho. 49-5-Cor. upon payment of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), 

said release to be applicable only to the ten acre parcel 

which the city proposes to convey to St. Cloud Hospital 

Foundation. 



Letter from J. ft. Bee ken bach. Director of agricultural Experi- 
ment Stations, University of Florida, advises that it will not 
be feasible to transfer employment of Harley 0. Morton, Fiber 
Technologist, to the payroll of the University of Florida, first 
for the reason that the budget baa already been prepared and 
transmitted to the Board of Control, and second, that the work 
of the Stations is restricted to research and that done by Mr. 
Morton la not definable aa agricultural research. 

The Trustees talc* the position that sines there has been no 
action taken by the Budget Commission on the budget for the 
University of Florida, consideration could be given to 
Increasing the appropriation to take In salary and expense 
of Br. Morton aa his work is being done under the direction 
of the Everglades Experiment Station and In line with its 
activities In fiber experiments. Mr. Billot was requested 
to advise the University of. Florida of the Trustees' wishes 
in this matter. 



Notion waa mads by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorise a loan of not exceeding $600.00 
to the Board of Commissioners of Stata Institutions for salary 
and exptnsss in connection with the office of the Director of 
Indian affairs, said loan to be repaid aa soon aa written 
opinion can be submitted by the Attorney Oeneral. 



Motion wsa made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the following salaries and necessary and regular expenses 
be approved for payment: 

F. C. Billot, Engineer a Secretary $1,050,00 

W. T. Wallls, Engineer 500.00 

H. 0. Norton, Fiber Technologist 625.00 

V. H. Ferguson, Land Agent 500.00 

A. ft. Williams, Assistant Engineer 597.92 

A. C. Bridges, Auditor 515.00 
C. L. Voctlla, Attorney 250.00 
N. 0. Bar eo, Secretary-Clerk 52*. 17 
J. L. Dedge, Secretary -Clerk 460,00 
M. C. Pichard, Sec rstary -Clark 338.75 

B. 0. She 1 far. Clerk -Stenographer 338,75 

C. M. Greene, Rental Agent 52.50 
F. J. Vveor, Jr., Clerical Assistant 300.00 
R. N. Landers, Maid 29.16 
H. Denton 400.00 
Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 9*25 
The H. * w. B. Drew Co. 13.89 
Mldyette-Noor Insurance Co. So. 68 
Key West Board of Realtors 35.00 
Carl Oosbee 112,50 



Harry M. McHhorter 2 5-°° 

The Okeechobee News 18.40 



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Stuart Daily Hews, Inc. 16.10 

Sarasota -Herald Tribune 64.40 

The Coral Tribune 16.10 

The Key West Citizen 19.17 

The Tituavllle Star -Advocate 41.40 

R. H, Jones 900,00 
Ok law she Basin Recreation k Hater 

Conservation k Control Authority 50,000.00 

Tallahassee Democrat 20.25 

Ellen Vlckers, a widow 16,336.65 
01 lie Ashburn & Johnnie Ashburn, his wife 16,066,40 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer - 

Trsnsfer fro* Inter -Amer lean Center 

Authority to Board of Administration 23,000.00 

Rose Properties Inc. 42,500.00 

Oeo. 0. Crawford, CCC Leon County 8.00 

The H. AW, B. Drew Co. 2.70 

Capital Paper Co. 3.17 

The Record press. Inc. 62.00 

Wyett's Business Machines 4.50 

Leon Blueprinting Co. ,66 

General orflce Equipment Co. 11.46 

Midyette-Moor Insurance Agency 54.50 

E. B. Leather-man, CCC Dade County 1.75 

E. D. Keefer 175.00 

Elton Hall 100.00 

J. Alvln Register, Jr. 56. 00 

The Tltusvllle Star -Advocate 14.95 

Punta Oorda Herald, Inc. 17.02 



The Key West Citizen 52,90 

Stuart Dally News, Inc. 16.10 



The Coral Tribune 43.70 



The Montlcello Hews, Inc. 14.12 

Ray E. Oreen, Comptroller 181.80 

Southeastern Telephone Co. 99.42 

Western Union Telegraph Co. 6. 18 

Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 5.31 

General Office Equipment Co. 2.80 

Rose Printing Co., Inc. 5.25 

Shell Oil Co. 8.43 

Standard Oil Co. 15.01 

E. D. Keefer 175.00 

W. E. Pound, Tax Collector, Osceola County .54 

A. 0. Ward, " " Hendry " 1.84 

Bessie Alderman" Okeechobee" 3.42 



W. H. Meeka,Jr." " Broward " 4.53 

6.57 
4.58 



Ceeile Y. Pape," Glades " 336 

J.Colin DeShong" Highlands 

Earnest Over street " Dade " 101.26 
Troy E. Moody Indian River 565.12 

Stetson 0. Sproul " PalmBeach 24,743.84 
J.Edwin Larson, State Treasurer -Transfer 

to CommlBB loners of State Institutions 40,000.00 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer-Transfer 

to State Scnool Fund 20,146.54 

J.Edwin Larson - To State Board Conserva- 
tion 16,619.60 
A. R. Williams 22.50 
M. K. Yancey, as Guardian of Wm.McEvoy 4,500.00 
James E. Roberts, Tax Col lee tor, Lee County 2.54 
Leon Blueprinting Co. 5,76 
Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 3.Q0 
Mi dye tte -Moor Ins. Agency 35.89 
Lloyd M. Hicks, CCC Manatee County 1.75 
The Key West Citizen 19.93 
The Okeechobee News 18.40 
Port Pierce Newspapers, Inc. 26.45 
The Collier County News 12.27 
The Coral Tribune 41,40 
Carl Oosbee 150,00 
Harry M, McWhorter 100.00 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer - Transfer 

to State Board of Education 2,406.28 

M. Denton 123.65 






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H. 0. Morton 835.6* 

City of Orlando 50,000.00 

Board of County C-mmlaa loners at Orange County 

50,000.00 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer - 

Transfer to General Revenue 17,182.24 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Motion Mas made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize Issuance of the following correct Ian deeds approved 
by the Attorney Oeneral's Office: 

Broward County Deed Jto. 2193 -EDDJ-Suppl -Cor. to 

Maude n. Burke t: 

Dade Cuunty Deed No. 4039-Cor. to Cyril M. 

Brennan and Mary S . Brennan , 

Holmes County Deed No. 173 -Cor. to V. R. Myers; 

Lake County Deed No. 479 -Cor. c ° James Nlnott. 



Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
deliver Charlotte County Deed No. 225-Correctlve to Fern and 
Beulah Conway, Earl Parr having advised that his clients, 
Florida West Coast Land Company, will not contest title to 
the 20 acres conveyed by said deed. (See item under Trustees' 
subjects for details.) 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the following salaries be approved for payment: 



E. Hewitt, Cleric -Bookkeeper 

J. C. Conner, Clerk -Stenographer 



$472.08 
225.00 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 




ATTEST: 




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Tallahassee, Florida 
December 11, 1956 



the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this 
date In the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the 
Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor (Present part time) 
Ray E. Oreen, Comptroller 
Richard M, Ervin, Attorney General 

Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



P. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van H . Ferguson , Land Agent 



Attorney General Ervin acting as Chairman: 

Minutes of the Trustees dated November 20 and 27, 19 56, vers 
presented for approval. 

Motion hw made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
approve the minutes as presented. 



The Land Agent submitted the following sales advertised to 
be held on this date. 

Gilchrist Co-rnty - On October 3<J, 1956 , the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of 120.00 an acre from 
David Borne for purchase of the SE-J of SSf of Section 19, Town- 
ship 8 South, Range 16 East, containing 40 acres, more or less. 
The land Mas advertised for competitive bids and notice of sale 
was published In the Trenton Journal on November 8, 15, 22, 29 
and December 6, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
or the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and the Land Agent 
stated that he received a hid by telephone of #27.50 per acre 
from George Ely of St. Petersburg, Florida, for the land, at 
which price the bidding will start. 

Competitive bidding resulted In t high bid of $35-00 an acre 
from David Rome. 

Notion was made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of 135.00 an acre and 
eon firm sal* in favor of David Rome. 



Okeechobee County - On October 29, 1956, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of #35.00 per lot from 
T. W. Conely, Jr., on behalf of Charles J. Muagrove, for pur- 
chase of Lots 16 and 17 in Block 248, First Addition to 
Okeechobee, a subdivision in Sections 21 and 22, Township 
37 South, Range 35 East. The land was advertised for com- 
petitive bids and notice of sale was published in the 
Okeechobee Mews, Okeechobee, Florida, on November 9, 16, 
23, 30 and December 7, 1956, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in 
the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson 
reported that two higher bids have been received - $106.39 
from Beulah H. Kunberger of^Wlnter Haven, Florida, and #55.00 
per lot from Oeorge Ely of St. Petersburg. The bidding will 
be on each lot separately starting at $55.00 per lot, and 
then the two lots offered as one tract. 

Competitive bidding resulted in a high bid of #375.00 for 
the two lots being made by Charles J. Musgrove. 






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Notion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees accept the offer of #375.00 and 

confirm aale In favor of Mr. Kusgrove. 



Monroe County - On October 23, 1956, the Truateea considered 
offer of the appraised price of $240.00 per acre from John 0. 
Slams, on behair of J. Paul Walker, for purchase of bay bottoai 
land in the Straits of Florida, lying aouthwesterly, north' 
westerly and northerly and adjacent to a part of Little Conch 
Key, located in a part of Section 15, Township 65 South, 
Range 34 East, containing U.9 acres, store or less. The land 
was advertised for objections only and notice of aale was 
published in the Key West Citizen on November 9. 16, 23, 30 
and December 7, 1956, with aale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was celled out and no objections were 
filed to the aale. 

Motion was Bade by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Truateea accept the offer of $240.00 an acre and 
confirm aale in favor of Mr. Walker. 






Monroe County - On October 23, 1956, the Truateea considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre froa John 0. 
Slana, on behalf of D. V. Lay ton, Co* purchase of two parcels 
of submerged land adjoining Oovernaent Lot 2 in Section 33, 
Towns nip 64 South, Range 35 East, Long Key, Parcel Mo. 1 
V"^ — . containing 1.9 acrea more or less, starting from the Intersection 
— of the centerllne of Overseas Highway and the Bast line of 
government Lot 2, thence by metes and bounds description to 
the pdlnt of beginning, and Parcel Mo. 2 containing 9.0 acres, 
more or leaa , starting from the intersection of the southeasterly 
right of way line ofOveraeaa Highway and the east line of Long 
Key Estates, Section 2 in Oovernment Lot 2, and thence by metes 
and bounds description to the point of beginning. The land 
waa advert laed for objections only and notice of the aale was 
published in the Key Meat Citizen on November 9, 16, 23, 30 
and December 6, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the 
reoorda of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no protests were 
filed to the aale. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Qreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $200.00 an acre and 
confirm aale of the land In favor of Mr. Lay ton. 



St. Lucie County - On October 23, 1956, the Truateea considered 
offer or the appraised price of $200.00 an acre for 46*. 83 acrea 
and $100.00 an acre for 9. 18 acrea from William Schmidt, adjacent 
* upland owner. Tor purchase of s parcel of submerged land in the 
Indian River in Section 27, Township 36 South, Range 41 last, 
described aa starting froa the southeast corner of said Section 
27, and thence by metes and bounds description to the mean high 
water mark of the Indian River; thence southeasterly along 
said mean high water mark to the point of beginning, containing 
58.01 acres, more or less. The land waa advertiaed for objec- 
tions only and notice of the aale was published in the Port 
Pierce Mews Tribune on November 9, 16, 23, 3° and December 7, 
1956, with aale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof or publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made by Mr. Qreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offera aubmitted for the two 
parcels and confirm sale in favor of Mr. Schmidt. 






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Mr. Ferguson called attention to sale of Brevard County land 
held November 27, 1956, baaed on application from Mrs. Lura 
C. Foe. Protest of Mrs. Florence Rabbins waa overruled by 
the Trustees and the deed ordered executed In favor of 
Mrs. Poe. 

Mrs. Bobbins requested that the Trustees withhold delivery 
of deed to Mrs. Poe for a period of thirty (30) days, allow- 
ing tine for her to bring legal action to restrain delivery 
of the deed. Mr. Ferguson recommended holding the deed for 
thirty (30) days from date of sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
withhold delivery to Mrs. Poe of the deed conveying land 
authorized at sale of November 27, 1936. 



The State Road Department makes application for an easement 
for highway purposes across the submerged lands of Sebastian 
River in Brevard and Indian River Counties to be used in 
connection with widening State Road No. 5. The area will 
embrace that part of the submerged lands, sand bars, fills, 
islands and other lands In the Sebastian River in the Sw£ of 
Section 24, Township 30 South, Range 3S East, which lies 
within 216 feet on the west side of the survey line of 
State Road No. 5, and within 184 feet on the east side of 
said survey line. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Creen and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize easement as requested 
by the State Road Department across Sebastian River. 



John R. Tuccl off era 150.00 per annum rental for a five-year 
campsite lease on a small parcel of land on Long Arsenlcker 
Key, 200 ft. by 200 ft., lying and being in Section 13, 
Township 36 South, Range 40 East, Dade County. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize issuance of five-year 
campsite lease in fevor of Mr. Tuccl at the rental offered. 



United States Civil Aeronautics Administration has cancelled 
Its Lease No. C2a-1728-A covering the KEi of NW£ of S«i of 
Section 12, Township 57 South, Range 38 Eaat, Dade County, 
near Homestead, Florida, and is abandoning the building, 
fence and underground fuel tank on the site. Cancellation 
agreement has been prepared for signatures of the Governor 
and Secretary, 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 

execute the cancellation instrument and restore the land 
to the available list for sale. 



Perdido Land Company submits report that under the provisions 
of its Oil and Gas Lease No. 104g a well was drilled within 
the radius of one -quarter mile of the leased premises and 
has filed a declaration describing the two sections to which 
said well shall apply, wnlch description has been approved 
by the Engineer. Request is made for approval of designation 
of the two section as applicable to the well. .The company 
has assigned to the Trustees an undivided one -eighth over- 
riding oil and gas royalty in the 20-acre parcel upon which 
the well was drilled and said assignment was approved by 
the Trustees November 20, 1956. The said two sections are 
described as follows: 

Begin at a point in the Common Boundary between the 
State of Alabama and the State or Florida at the 
point where said Common Boundary intersects Lillian 
Bridge across Perdido Bay; thence Southeasterly with 
said bridge to the shore of the main land and the 



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ordinary high water mark; thence southerly 
following the ordinary high water mark to its 
Intersection with the South line of Section 4, 
Township 2 South, Range 32 West; thence North 
7<*J* West to the Common Boundary line between 
the State of Alabama and the State of Florida; 
thence Northeasterly along said common Boundary 
line to the point of beginning, all in Escambia 
County, Florida. 

Perdldo Land Company also requests that the Trustees confirm 
that no rental is required for the two sections referred to 
and define whether the lease is perpetual or not. 

Notion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Br. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees approve designation of the two 
sections described as being applicable to the well drilled 
thereon, and that the question of rental payment on the 
two sections and defining whether or not lease is perpetual 
be referred to the Attorney General for determination. 



C. Q. Bussell, owner of Lot 1 in Section 18, Township «0 
South, Range 33 East, and adjacent land to 17 -foot contour 
of Lake Okeechobee (less westerly 11 acres), Glades County, 
has applied for a two-year lease on approximately fifty (50) 
acres situate lakeward from his upland, for use as pasture 
and farming. Offer for the lease is $5.00 per acre annual 
rental. 

The Land Agent recommends granting lease on thirty (30) 
acres of the land, owing to a controversy over a portion of 
the area, with privilege of renewal by negotiation, can- 
cellation clause, and subject to the right of the public 
to hunt and fish In the area covered at any time by the 
waters of Lake Okeechobee. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorise two-year lease in favor of Nr. Bussell for 30 
acres as recommended by the Land Agent, rental to be on 
the basis of $5.00 per acre per annum, with lease to 
contain a clause that the leased area shall be open to 
the public for hunting and fishing In the event the lake 
should rise to a certain point. 



Notion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees deny the application of Mrs. 
Oenevieve Allen Warren, Mrs. LI 11a Allen Goldsmith and 
the Estate of William R. Warren, to purchase submerged 
land adjacent to their upland on Stock Island, Sections 
35, 36, 26 and 3*», Township 67 South, Range 25 East, 
Monroe County, for which they offer $200.00 an acre. 
Applicants have failed to indicate the area to be pur- 
chased for filling and have declined to indicate the 
dredging area. 






0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of J. B. Roll Co., Inc. offers 
the appraised price of $300.00 an acre for 2.3 acres of 
submerged land adjacent to their upland property on Upper 
Matecumbe Key, Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 37 
East, Monroe County. It is the intention of the applicant 
to fill a portion of the property proposed to be purchased 
and construct a boat basin and channel to deeper water. 

Notion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize the land advertised 
for objections only based on the offer submitted. 



Governor Collins acting as Chairman: 

St. Lucie County - Request was presented from McCarty and 
Brown, on behalf of North Beach Development Company, for 



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reconsideration or action taker* October 9, 1956 , by which 
sale of 71.4 acres of land was confirmed at $400,00 per 
acre as to the high land (filled island), estimated at that 
tine to be 7 acres, and $60.00 per acre for the submerged 
bottoms to be dredged. Subsequently a survey was submitted 
showing 4.2 acrea of filled land and bj.2 acres submerged, 
and applicant has indicated a total area of 13.8 acres to 
be filled. Including tne existing island fill. In connec- 
tion with preparation of the deed, the Land Agent discussed 
the matter with the president of tne company and he objects 
to the charge of $400.00 an acre for land in excess of 4.2 
acres of filled Island. Applicant agrees to accept deed 
and dredging permit as follows: 

Deed: 

(a) 4.2 acres (filled Island) at $400.00 

per acre - $1,660,00 

(b) 9,6 acrea (submerged land) at 

$80.00 per acre - 766.00 

Total Tor deed 2,448.00 

Dredging Permit: 

57.6 acres submerged land at $60.00 

per acre - 4,608.00 

$7,056.00 

North Beach Development Company also requests quitclaim deed 
from the Truatees covering any minor marginal filling of ita 
upland to straighten out the shore line, and agrees to furnish 
a survey after such filling to define the straightened boundary 
in relation to the present shore line. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
reconsider former action taken October 9, 1956, and agree 
that the total sum of $7,056.00 be accepted in payment 
for the 13.8 acres to be conveyed, Including permit for 
taking material from 57.6 acres designated as an area to 
be dredged; also, that upon survey being furnished of the 
minor marginal filling to straighten out the boundary of 
the present shore line, quitclaim deed be issued as requested. 



Request was presented from KcKee's Museum of Sunken Treasure, 
holder of Treasure Lease No. 853, for authority to remove 
relics from leased area and to display same In the museum 
operated by leasee on Plantation Key, Monroe County. The 
lease provides that removal of such relics for exhibit in 
lessee's museum is permissible when prior consent has been 
granted by the Trustees. 

Mr. Ferguson stated that on October 31, 1956, the Trustees 
authorized Mr. McKee to change location of a cannon for use 
In connection with a television telecast January 20, 1957, 
featuring the wreck alte of a sunken galleon. Request Is 
now made for permission to remove any recovered relics to 
the museum for display rather than replacing the same In 
the sands around the wreck. Terms of the lease provide 
that removal of relica shall be solely for the purpose of 
display in the museum. 

Mr. McKee called attention to the great public Interest lr 
wrecks of historic importance, and the featuring of his 
museum In the National Geographic Magazine and other 
national magazines in the country as well aa in the news- 
reels and television programs. Mr. McKee also called 
attention to Illegal removal of relics from wrecks in that 
ar«* and urges prosecution of violators. 

Motion was made by Mr. Creen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 

adopted, that the Trustees grant request from McKee 's Museum 



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for removal of relics from the area under Lease No. 853 
for display In the museum. 



Jack Wirt arid Bob Englisn of Miaul, Florida, presented 

request that the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 

approve two leases by the City of Miami - Miami Yacht Club 

and Miami Outboard Club - on areas in Watson Park. 

Mr. Wirt explained that these two clubs have been leasing 
land since 19-" 7 from the City of Miami on a year to year 
baals. He submitted certified copy of two resolutions, 
Nos. 28 r j93 and 28599, adopted by the City Commission of 
Miami, Florida, October 17, 195c, authorizing execution of 
leaae to each of the above applicants for a term of twenty 
(£0) years, with six (6) months cancellation clause, conditioned 
upon the city's obtaining approval of said leaae by the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund. Form of leaae 
authorized by the City of Miami was also presented to the 
board. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
approve issuance by the City of Miami of the proposed leases 
In favor of the Miami Yacht Club and the Miami Outboard Club, 
conditioned upon agreement being reached between the City 
of Miami and the two clubs, and upon approval by the 
Attorney General, the city to furnish the Trustees with 
copy of the leases when executed. 



Attorney General Ervln resumed the chairmanship. 



West Coast inland Navigation District requests perpetual 
right of way easements covering an area from the Caloosahatchee 
River to Tampa Bay, through lee, Charlotte and Manatee Counties, 
the right of way to vary in width from 350 feet to 500 feet. 
The easements are to follow the standard form with modification 
as to certain areas. 

Motion was made by M.- . Oreen, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees grant request and authorize issuance 
of easements in favor of West Coast Inland Navigation District 
covering the right of way desired through the counties named. 



Mr. Charles B. Fulton, attorney of West Palm Beach, on behalf 
of M. B. Frank and H. E. Branch, called attention to action taken 
some time ago wltn reference to filling an area in Lake Worth, 
Palm Beach County. Since that time the project has been approved 
by the U. 3. Engineers and all details have been worked out and 
completed, except negotiating wltn the Trustees Tor purchase of 
the fill material. Applicants offer to pay the regular rate 
fixed by the Trustees for fill material, estimated to run in 
excess of one hundred thousand cubic yards, exact amount to be 
determined later. The fill will be taken from the Intracoaatal 
Waterway and deposited on upland property of nls clients. The 
area to be filled is estimated to comprise 27 acrea. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer from clients of Mr. Fulton for 
tne fill material which will be placed on upland property of 
applicants. 

The applicant Is to furnish the Trustees with exact amount of 
fill material to be taken, together with description of the 
upland property to be filled and the area from which the fill 
la to be taken. 



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Central and Southern Flor'da Flood control Dlatrlct made 
application Tor two temporary spoil areas on and across re- 
claimed lake bottoms of Ls^.e Hicpochee in unsurveyed Sections 
21,28 and 29, Township U2 South, Range 32 East, Glades County, 
to be used in connection with the construction of Canal C-19. 
The area will comprise a parcel 210 feet wide, approximately 
105 feet each side of the canal. The grant is requested for 
a period ending December 31, 195o, and will be subject to 
Grazing Lease Nc. Ki^5 in- favor of Peeples Brothers. 

Notion was made by Mi. Green, seconded by Mr . Mayo and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize easements in favor of 
Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District for 
the spoil areas requested with expiration date as of December 
31; 1958i subject to Grazing Lease No. 4Q5. 



Mr. Elliot presented request from Everglades Experiment 
Station that the Trustees purchase certain equipment and 
machinery from Newport Industries, Inc., to be used st *b» 
Experiment Station in the processing of ramie fiber i'rr>m 
the raw state to completion. With this equipment the station 
will be in position to furnish samples of the finished product 
to industry without the necessity of depending on privately 
owned plants for this service. It was explained that Newport 
Industries has been cooperating wi.th the Experiment Station 
in preparing samples, but they are in the process of closing 
out their plant in the Everglades section and this equipment 
can be purchased and made avllable to the Experiment Station. 
The equipment desired can be purchased for $9,600.78, including 
acquisition of a pump which had already been disposed of by 
Newport Industries, but which Is a necessary part of the 
machinery required to complete the Installation. Information 
from Dr. Allison of the Experiment Station, Mr. Morton, fiber 
technologist, and the chief engineer at Clewiston, is that 
the machinery is in first class condition and cannot be dupli- 
cated anywhere at that price. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
authorize purchase of the equipment and machinery described 
by Mr. Elliot and that It be turned over to the Everglades 
Experiment Station where It will be operated and maintained 
by the station in the processing and finishing of ramie fiber. 



Letter was presented from Rex B. Mesny of Sarasota, Florida, 
protesting the covenant or restriction placed in deed conveying 
submerged lands In Sarasota County, which is that none of the 
lands so conveyed may be filled until written consent has been 
obtained from the Board of County Commissioners of Sarasota 
County. 

Mr . Ferguson explained that the policy recently adopted by 
the Trustees to make no conveyances of submerged land where the 
upland owner has no definite plan to fill the area sought to be 
purchased, and he would suggest that both Sarasota and Pinellas 
Counties be advised specifically of the new policy adopted, with 
copy to Mi . Mesny, and see if they have any comments to make on 
the subject. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to refer the matter to 
Mr. F-.rguson for taking up with the counties as suggested by 
him. 



The Trustees deferred action on request from William Budd for 

consideration of a contract between the Trustees and himself, 

omitting all reference to the University of Florida, in the 
beach erosion experiment . 



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Motion was made by Mr, Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and 

carried, that the following recommendatl on of the Engineer 

and Secretary be adopted as the action or the Trustees, to 

be applicable to services under Chapter 18296 aa well as 
under Chapter 610: 

"That the Truateea or the Internal Improvement Fund 
increase the charge for release of oil and Mineral 
reservations to $10.00 for the first parcel and 
$1.00 for each additional parcel up to one (1) 
acre; $10.00 each for release of state road reser- 
vation in Murphy Act deeds, and $10.00 each for issuance 
of corrective, duplicate, supplemental and similar 
deeds where the error was not made by the Trustees." 

The above action to become effective January 1, 1957. 



Financial Statements for the month of November, 1956, are 
as follows: 

UNDER CHAPTER 610 



Balance as of November 1, 1956 




$412,847.28 


Receipts for the Month: 






Land salea 


$38,675-29 




Quitclaim Oeeda 


287.00 




Revenue Bond a 


4,438.50 

338.80 




Advertising Refunds 




Sand and Shell Leases 


10,503.19 




Pill Material 


12.431.50 
76,409.87 




Oil Leases 




Mineral Leases 


1,081.92 




Property Rental 


1,311.11 




Farm Lease 


1,920.00 




Miscellaneous Leases 


1.199.76 




Total Receipts for Month 






of November, 1956 




148,596.94 


Grand Total 




$561,444.22 


Less : Disbursement for Month of 


November, 




1956 




384,900.51 


Balance aa of November 31, 


1956 


$176,543.71 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 1956 
DATE WARRANT NO. PAYEE AMOUNT 



11-2-56 13102a 

131023 
131024 
131025 
131026 
131027 
131028 
131029 
131030 
131031 
131032 

131033 

131034 
131035 



131030 

135456 
136104 

11-7-56 135792 



Capital Office Equip. 
Co . , Inc . $ 

H. ft W.B.Drew Co, 

Midyette-Moor Ins. Co. 

Key west Board of Realtors 

Carl Go s bee 

Harry M, McWhorter 

The Okeechobee News 

Stuart Daily News, Inc. 

Sarasota -Herald Tribune 

The Coral Tribune 

The Key West Citizen 

The Tltuavllle Star-Advocate 

R . H Jones 

Ok law aha Basin Recreation 
k wr.ter Conservation k 
Control Authority 

Tallahassee Democrat 

Ellen Vickera 

01 lie ishburn & Johnnie 
Ash burn 

J.Edwin Larson - Inter- 
American Center (To 
Board of Adm.) 23,000,00 



9.25 

3:3 

35.00 
112.50 
25.00 
18.40 
16.10 
64.40 
16.10 
19-17 
41.40 
900.00 



000.00 

20.25 

336.65 



50, 
16, 
16,086.40 



12-11-56 



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WARRANT 






DATE 


HO. 


PAYEE 
Rose Properties, Inc. $ 


AMOUNT 


11-9-50 


1 38380 


42,500.00 


11-13-5*: 


141223 


Geo. G. Crawford, CCC 


8.0O 




IH1229 


The H.A H.B. Drew Co. 


2.70 




141230 


Capital Paper Company 


3.17 




141231 


The Record Press, Inc. 


62.00 




141232 


Wyatt's Business Machines 


4.50 




141233 


Leo.-. Blueprinting Co. 


.66 




141234 


General Office Equipment Co., Inc. 


11.46 




141235 


Mldyette-Moor Ins. Agency 


54.50 




141236 


E. B. Leatherman, CCC 


1.75 




141237 


E. D. Keefer 


175.00 




141238 


Elton Hall 


100.00 




1^1239 


J. Alvln Register, Jr. 


50.00 




141240 


The Tituaville Star-Advocate 


14,95 




141241 


Punta Gorda H raid, Inc. 


17.02 




141242 


The Key West Citizen 


52.90 




141243 


The Coral Tribune 


43.70 

16.10 




141244 


Stuart Dally News, Inc. 




141245 


The Montlcello News, Inc. 


14.12 


11-14-56 


141750 


J. Edwin Larson - Tr. to Bd. of 








Commrs . State Institutions 


40,000,00 




141751 


J. Edwin Larson - To State School 








Fund 


20,146.54 




141752 


J. E-iwln Larson - To State Board 








of Conservation 


16,619.60 




144683 


Ray E. Green, Comptroller 


181.80 




144684 


Southeastern Telephone Company 


99.42 




144685 


Western Union Telegraph Co. 


6.18 




144686 


Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 


2*22 

2.80 




144687 


Oeneral Office Equipment Co. 




144688 


Rose Printing Co., Inc. 


5.25 

8.43 




144689 


Shell Oil Co. 




144690 


Standard Oil Company 


15.01 




144691 


E. D. Keefer 


175.00 




144692 


W. E. Pound, T.C. 


i'M 




144693 


A. 0. Ward, T.C. 




144694 


Bessie Alderman, T.C. 


3.42 




144695 


W. H. Meeks, Jr., T.C. 


4,53 




144696 


Ceeile Y. Pape, T.C. 


336.47 




144697 


J. Colin DeShong, T.C. 


4.58 




144698 


Ernest Overstreet, T.C. 


101.26 




144699 


Troy E. Moody, T.C. 


565.12 




144700 


Stetson 0. Sproul, T.C. 


24,743.84 


II-I9-56 


150881 


A. R. Williams 


22.50 




150832 


M. H. Yancey 


4,500.00 


11-20-56 


152984 


J. Edwin Larson - Tr. to O.R. 


17,182.24 


H-23-56 


154910 


Leon Blueprinting Company 


5.76 




154911 


Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 


3.90 




154912 


Mldyette-Moor Ir.s. Agency 


35.89 




154913 


Lloyd M. Hicks, CCC 


1.75 




154914 


The Key W st Citizen 


19.93 
18.40 




154915 


The Okeechobee News 




154916 


Pt. Pierce Newspaper, Inc. 


26.45 




154917 


The Collier County News 


12.27 




154918 


The Coral Tribune 


41,40 




154919 


Carl Cosbee 


150.00 




154920 


Harry M. McWhorter 


100.00 




154921 


James E. Roberts, T.C. 


2.54 


11-27-56 


157437 


J. Edwin Larson - To State Board of 








Ejucation 


2,406.28 




154581 


P. C. Elliot 


834.95 




154582 


W. T. Wallls 


398.20 




154583 


H. C. Morton 


485.90 




154584 


V. H. Ferguson 


351.20 




154585 


A. R. Williams 


472.79 




154586 


A. C. Bridges 


392.08 




154587 


C. L. Vocelle 


161.20 




154588 


M. 0. Barco 


404.27 


- 


154589 


J. L. Dedge 


354.75 




154590 


M. C. Plchard 


297.55 

268.96 




154591 


B. 0. Shelfer 




154592 


C. M. Greene 


49.35 




154593 


F. J. Wysor, Jr. 


240.15 



12-11-5C 



-1M- 



WARRANT 
DATE HO 

11 -27-56 15*59* 

• 15*593 

15*59fc 

15*597 

151598 

11-30-56 160963 
162563 
153336 

153337 
11-31-56 15933 



S 



1593 



159339 
1593*0 



R. N. Landers 


» 27.11 


Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 


26.15 
22.38 


Wilson Life Insurance Co. 


State Retirement 


311.56 
919.10 


Pederal Tax 


K. Denton 


123.56 


H. Q. Morton 


835.61 


Board of County comlss loners. 




Orange County 


50,000.00 


City of Orlando 


50,000.00 


M. Denton 


319.09 


Blue-Cross - Blue Shield of Fla., 




Inc. 


3.11 


Federal Tax 


53.80 
21.00 


State Retirement 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OP NOVEMBER, 1956 $ 381,900.51 

U. S. 0. 3. COOPERATIVE FUND 

Balance as or November 1, 1956 * 175.00 

Receipts -0- 

Diaburaemente -0- 

B* lance as of November 31, 1956 $ 175.00 



UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Receipts to General Revenue: 

November 15. 1956 $ 5,107.70 

Total Receipts for the Month $ 5,107.70 

Disbursements from General Pond: 

BATE wARBANT NO. PAYEE AMOUNT 

$ 391.11 

I65.2O 



1-30-56 153763 

15376* 


E. Hewitt 


J. C. Conner 


153765 


Provident Life m Accident 




Ins . Co . 


153766 


Blue Cross of Florida, Inc 


153767 


State Retirement 


153768 


Pederal Tax 



7.75 

7.85 

39.57 

fe-30 



Total Disbursements for the Month 4 697. Ot 



* SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Report Mo. 661 was presented listing seventy (70) bids for sals of 
lands under Chapter 18296, and Broward County Deed N0.I8I-A Supple- 
mental-Corrective in favor of T. C. Moore, Tor the purpose of 
correcting deficiency in description given in original Deed Mo.lSl-A 
dated October 30, 19*0. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
Report No. 661 and authorize Issuance of deeds corresponding thereto. 



ALACHUA COUNTY - Attorney E. Covington Johnston of Oainesvl lie, Florida, 
on behalf of clients S. C. and Sarah J. Spencer, requests that the 
Trustees reduce the price of $5.00 per acre to $3.00 per acre Tor 
conveyance under Chapter 28317 of 1953, of Oovernme/it Lot 5, Section *, 
Township 8 South, Range 18 East, containing 72.1* acres. 

Motion Mas made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline to 
reduce the price of $5.00 per acre. 



12-11-56 



ALACHUA COUNTY - Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo 
and adopted, that the Trustees deny application presented from James 
E. Clayton, Attorney of Gainesville, Florida, on behalf of Mary Phlfer 
McKenzle, Helen Phlfer Glass and Aaenath Phlfer Hall, nelra of K. B. 
Phlfer Company, for conveyance under Chapter 28317, Acts of 1953. of 
Wj of NE£ and Wj and E± of SEfc of Section 10, Township 9 South, Range 
19 East, containing 480 acres. The offer submitted la $3,060.87 for 
the land. 



BAY COUNTY - A. L. Wells submitted an offer of $5.00 at sale held 
September 19, 1956, for purchase of 1 acre of land in the Southeast 
Corner, Lot 4 Original, Section 4, Township 4 South, Range 15 West. 

Motion wsa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees decline to accept the bid and fix a price of $200.00 for 
the parcel. Information was furnished that the United states has 
recently fixed a price of $200.00 for a parcel containing one -half 
acre in the Northeast corner of said lot. 



PLAOLER COUNTY - The State Road Department makes application for right 
of way easement across that part of the Northeasterly one -half of Lot 
Block 132, In the original Town of Bunnell, lying within eighty-five 
if/) feet of the centerllne of State Road No. 5 - Section 7301-175. 



?fe 



Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees grant request of the State Road Department and authorize 
execution of easement across the land described. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - The Clerk of the Circuit Court requests that the 
Trustees fix the base bid for advertising the N rth 379*95 feat of Lot 
4, Oidsmar Form Plat No. 4, Hillsborough County. It waa explained that 
this parcel was made available to the state Road Deparment May B6, 
1942, but was reconveyed to the State October 5. 1956, and Is now 
available for purchase. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees fix the 
minimum price for advertising this parcel at $40,00 per acre. 



LIBERTY COUNTY - t'-sma Ransom requests quitclaim deed from the Trustees, 
without coat, to the NEi of SE£ of Section 1, Township 2 North, Range 
7 West, containing 40 acrea. 

Motion oas made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees deny the request and fix a price of $10.00 per acre for 
advertising the parcel for sale. 



PASCO COUNTY - L. D. Jordan and C. C. Jordan make application under 
Chapter 28317 of 1953 for conveyance of all that part of the NW£ of 
SWfc lying West of A.C.L. Railroad right of way in Section 14, Township 
24 South, Range 21 East, containing 1 £ acrea. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees decline the offer of $10.00 and make counter proposal 
to convey the land under Chapter 283 16 upon payment of $25.00. 



SUWANNEE COUNTY - The State Road Department applies for conveyance 

by deed of Lots 5 and 6, Block "N", Slates Addition, Live Oak, Florida, 

In Section 23, Township 2 South, Range 13 East, 

Motion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that the 
Trustees authorize issuance of deed to the State Road Deparment conveying 
the lots applied for, consideration to be $30.00. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourne'd, 

#r~I f} Govern*! - Chairman 




Attest: 

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'eling chairman 



Tallahassee, Florida 
December 18, 1936 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
In the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. Ervin, Attorney General 
Nathan Kayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Mr, Ferguson presented the following sales advertised to be held 
on this date 

DADE COUNTY - On October 30, 1956, the Trustees considered application 
from J, L. McCord, on behalf of Commonwealth Oil Company, for an oil, 
gas and mineral lease on all that part of Section 20, 22 (less that 
part in the NWfc of NWi of Nw£), 23 and 24, Township !M» South, Range 
35 East, and that part of Section 21, Township 54 South, R: nge 36 
East, lying north of the south right of way line of the Tamiaml Trail, 
containing 220 acres, more or less. The land was advertised for 
sealed competitive bids to be received on this date, with requirement 
of royalty payments of not less than one -eighth in kind or In value, 
and the amount of $1.00 per acre annual rental increasing 50 of 
such original amount annually after the first two years. Lease will 
be for a primary term of ten (10) years, and bidding shall be on the 
cash consideration therefor. Notice of such sale was published in 
the Miami H* raid and in the Tallahassee Democrat on November 16, 23, 
30, December 7 and 14, 1956. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land to be leased was called out and the only bid 
received was $220.00 caah consideration and $1.00 per acre annual 
rental, from Commonwealth Oil Company. 

Notion was made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer from Commonwealth Oil Company 
for lease on the Dade County land described. 



MONROE COUNTY - On October 30, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $150*00 an acre from Frank Gordon for 
purchase of a certain island known as Pelican Key and the adjacent 
submerged land lying and being in the NwJ of Section 32, Township 
61 South, Range 39 East. Pelican Key contains 3.2 acres, more or 
■j less, and adjacent submerged land contains 6,8 acres, more or less, 
or a total of 10. Ou acres, more of less. The land was advertised 
for competitive bids and objections, starting with the offer of 
$150.00 an acre. Notice of the sale was published in the Key West 
Citizen on November 16, 23, 30, December 7 and 14, 1956, with sale 
to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson reported a 
higher bid of $210.00 an acre from Wm. C. Martin. Competitive 
bidding resulted in a high bid of $3^5-00 an acre being made by 
Leonard Pepper of Tallahassee, Florida, as trustee. 

Objections to the sale were filed by Paul E. Sawyer, on behalf of 
Radabob Corporation, claiming that the submerged land should be 
sold to them as the upland owners, without competitive bidding. 

Mr. Ferguson reported that the water is five (5) feet deep between 
property of Radabob corporation and 700 feet offshore fro» the land 
advertised. He recoanends approval of the sale with deed to-be held 
thirty (30) days before delivery, allowing time Tor parties protesting 
to take action. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept offer 
of $345.00 an acre from Mr. Pepper for the land advertised and withhold 
delivery of deed for a period of thirty (30) days as recoemaended by 

the Land Agent, 



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MONROE COUNTY - On October 30, 1936, the Trustees considered effer 
of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre from W. A. Douglass, the 
adjacent upland owner for purchase of a parcel of sutaaerged land 
In Hi lea Channel in Section 1, Township 67 South, Ranee 26 Baat, 
lying southeasterly from and adjacent to Lota 6 and 7, Block 1, 
Sumaerlend Beach Addition No. 2, containing 0.83 of an acre, aort 
or leas. The land waa advertised for objections only and notice 
of aal« waa published In the Coral Tribune of Key West, Florida. 
on November 16, 23, 30, December 7 and 1*, 1956, with sale to be 
held on tnla date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land waa called out and no objections ware filed 

to the sale. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $300.00 an acre and confine sale in favor of Mr. Douglass, 
the adjacent upland owner. 



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MONROE COUNTY - On October 9, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre froa Sidney M. Aronovlti, 
on behalf of White Marlln Beach, Inc., Harry Frohman, Joseph Levay, 
Milton B. Woo Id and Sidney M. Aronovitz, adjacent up lard owners, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in Florida Bay in Aectlon 
20, Township 6U South, Range 36 Eaat, lying northwesterly of and 
adjacent to the Westerly 1900 feet of Government Lot 1 of said 
Section 20, containing U.26 acrea, more or less. The land was 
advertised for objectlona only and notice of asle was published 
In the Coral Tribune of Key West, Florida, on November 16,23,30, 
December 7 and 14, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Dopy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of the 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections wars filed 
to the eale. 

Motion waa made, aeconded and adopted, that the Trustees appro is 
sale in favor of Mr. Aronovitz and clients at the pries offered - 
$100.00 an sere. 



MONROE COUNTY - on October 30, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre froa 0. A. Crawshaw, on 
behalf of Audley C, Orant and wife, adjacent upland owners, for 
purchase of a parcel of submerged land In the Straits of Florida 
in Section 32, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, lying southeasterly 
froa and adjacent to Tract 19, plant of Subdivision of Lota 3 sad 4, 
Upper Matecumbe Key, containing 1.7 seres, more or less. The land 
was advertised for objections only and notice of the sale was published 
in the Key Nest Citizen on November 16, 23, 30, December 7 and 14,1956, 
with ssle to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed In the records of the Land Office, 

Description of the land was called out and no objections wars filed 
to the sale. 

Motion waa made, aeconded and adopted, that the Trusteea confirm sal* 
in favor of Mr. Orant and wife at the price offered - $300.00 par 



MONROE COUNTY - On October 30, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $300.00 an acre froa 0. A. Crawshaw, on 
behalf of Tracy W. Monroe and wife, for purchase of a parcel of sub- 
merged land In the Straits of Florida In Section 34, Township 62 Soute*. 
Range 3d East, lying southeasterly from and adjacent to Lot 12 of the 
Subdivision of the Albury Property of Sections 27 and 34, Township 
62 South, Range 38 East, containing 0.5 of an acre, more or less. To 
land was advertised for objections only and notice of the sale waa 
published In the Key West Citizen on November 16, 23, 30, December 7 
and 14, 1956, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 



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Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sale. 

Motion Mas Made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale of the land In favor of Mr, Monroe and wife at the pries offered 
$30o.00 psr acre. 



The following applications were submitted for purchase of submerged 
lands adjacent to upland property of applicants: 

Duval County - George L. Seaman off era the minimum 
of $100.00 for 0.l8b of an acre adjacent to his 
upland property in Section 33, Township 2 South, 
Flange 26 East, located in the St. Johns River, 
contiguous to the upland on the westerly shore of 
the river. 






Monroe County - Charles H. Wakeman, Jr., on behalf 
of Pappss Properties, Inc., offers $250.00 per acre 
for 5.08 acres of submerged land adjoining its upland 
near Conch Key, Sections Ik and 15, Township 65 South, 
Range 3 1 * East. The offer is in excess of the appraised 
price. 

Monroe County - William R. Neblett, on behalf of Nick 
and Edna Of s tad and Mary J. Mc Knight, offers $150.00 
per acre for 9,9 acres of submerged land on Big Pine 
Key, Section 25, Township 66 South, Range 29 East. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, that 
the Trustees agree to sdvertise for objections only the three parcels 
of land applied for by upland owners. 



OLADES COUNTY - M. H. Adklns, on behalf of his father J. w. Adklns, 
holder of Lease Ho. 906, requests that said lease be cancelled as 
of its anniversay date, October 2, 1956, for the reason that location 
of a bridge by the State Road Department ha* made it Impractical to 
use the land for filling station location. Annual rental of $50.00 
was due October 2, 1956, the prorated amount of delinquent rental 
as of December 16, 1956, being $6.25. 

Motion was made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mi. Brvin and adopted, that 

the Trustees authorise csnee nation of lease No. 908 upon payment of 
delinquent rental in amount of $6.25, 



OLADES COUNTY - Oscar V. Cleasnons offers twenty -five cents (25f ) per 
acre for one-year grazing lease, with privilege of renewal, covering 
Observation Shoal, the spoil area '-long Moore Haven C.nal and a reef 
area extending northwest from Observation island, aggregating approxi- 
mately 2,560 acres. Applicant is now occupying Obervatlon Island and 
advises that grazing of cattle in the area will afford some protection 
to migratory birds, and that grazing will be possible only about 5 
months of the year. 

Mr. Perguson explained that Observation Shoal has been set aside for 
protection of wildlife under direction of the National Audubon Society 
and requirement Is that thirty (30) days notice shall be given the 
Audubon Society and the Game and Presh Water Pish Commission under 
resolution of the Trustees dated December 28, 1938. Also, that protest 
has been filed to the lesse by Lykea Brothers. 

Without objection action on the application to lease was passed for 
further consideration. 



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The following applications ware presented from the State Road 
Department: 

Monroe County - state Road Ho 5. Section 9005 - 
Perpetual right of way easement across that part 
of the submerged lands, sand bars, fills, islands 
and other lands in Florida Bay in the northwesterly 
50 feet of the northwesterly 100 feet of that part of 
the E& of Ei of Oovernment Lot 2, Section 33 « Township 
6b South, Range 35 East, on Long Key, which lies north- 
westerly of tne center line of the pavement of State 
Road No. 5- 

Monroe County - State fioad No. 5 - Section 9002-205 
Perpetual right of way easement across that part of the 
submerged areas in the open water of the Oulf of 
Mexico in Sections 30, 20 and 21, Township 67 South, 
Range 26 East, which lies within 75 feet each side of 
the survey line of State Road No. 5. Also, in Section 
20, that part which lies within 500 feet on the north 
side of the survey line of State Road 5 within 100 
feet on the south side of said survey line, containing 
a total of it. 3 acres, more or leas, 

Monroe County - Cross Street, Section 9055-152 Perpetual 
right of way easement over submerged areas in Section 
3^, Township 07 South, Range 25 East, and lying within 
200 feet each aide of the certerline of Cross Street, 
containing 1.88 acres, more or less. 

Osceola-Polk Counties - State Road No. 60, Section 
9207-202 and 1613-204. Perpetual easement over the 
submerged areas in the K-asimmee River in Section 2 
and 3, 10 and 11, Township 31 South, Range 31 East, 
which lie within 130 feet each aide of the survey line 
of State Road 60, containing h. 18 acres, more or less. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, that 
the Trustees grant requests from the State Rn&d Department and 
authorize execution of easements covering the areas described. 



MANATEE COUNTY - Robert A. Rickey, Attorney for Carl W. Wiley, owner 
of Oovernment Lot 2, Section 16, Township 3^ South, Range 17 East, 
containing 33 acres, more or less, requests that the Trustees iaeue 
a disclaimer to approximately 7.5 acres of said Lot 2 that is above 
average low tides, in order to remove cloud on the title. It was 
explained that on August 7, i860, the State Board of Edusation by 
Deed No. U99 conveyed said Government Lot 2, containing 33 acres. 
Subsequent to i860 considerable dredging has been done in the areas 
Immediately adjacent to said Lot 2 causing the lot to become sorverelgn 
land in character. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that action on the matter be 
passed and referred to Mr. Elliot for consideration and recommendation. 



ORANOE COUNTY - C. Arthur Yergey, on behalf of Oustave E. Ristau and 
Wm. Temple Cumlsky and wife, applies for two parcels of reclaimed 
lake bottom land in Lake Conway in Section 29, Township 23 South, 
Range 30 East, containing a total of 0.315 of an acre, adjacent to 
uplands owned by applicants. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorize 
conveyance of the two parcels of lake bottom in favor of applicants, 
without advertisement, upon payment of $100, OC for each deed. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Sale advertised to be held September 11, 1956, baaed 
on application from A, W. B:yllss, adjacent upland owner, was referred 
to the State Land Use and Control Commission. The Commission has 
approved the application as to modified area which has been approved 
by Pine lias Navigation and water Control Authority. Appraised price 
on the land is $175.00 per acre. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve the 
sale of the modified area upon payment of $175.00 per acre. 



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PINELLAS COUNTY - Mr. Ed C. Weight reports that a narrow portion of 
the upland at sand Key, North of Bel leal r Beach, has eroded away. 
Mr. Wright as the upland owner and holder of Trustees' Deed No. 
19234, covering submerged land adjacent to the critical area, is 
preparing application to the United States Engineers for permit to 
do emergency dredging to fill the area Bubject to severe erosion, 
using material as authorized In said deed No. 19234. Mr. Wright 
requests that the Trustees approve his proposed emergency filling 
and be In position to give approval of the same to the United States 
Engineers. He explained that the fill will require approximately 
300,000 cubic yards of material to be deposited on the Oulf side, 
and that the fill will have a width of about 100 feet and an elevation 
of not under seven (7) feet. 

Kr« Elliot described the area to be rilled as beginning on the Gulf 
side of Sand Key at its northerly end and extending 9,000 feet south- 
ward, having a width 100 to 150 feet at mean low water from the ex- 
isting shore at same level. The fill material should be taken from 
the bayward side of Sand Key in an area extending from the nortnerly 
end of said Key for a distance southward of 1,000 feet, and from 
between westerly and easterly lines respectively of 1,000 and 1,500 
feet from the mean low water shore line of the Oulf. The quantity 
of fill material required Is estimated at 300,000 cubic yards. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson that the request of Mi . Wright be granted 
for permission to take fill material, without cost, from the area 
described by Hr. Elliot, the fill to be placed on the Oulf side of 
land owned by Mr. Wright indicated by Mr. Elliot on the Coast Chart. 

Attorney General Ervln stated that he would have approved the arrange- 
ment provided the applicant had accepted the recommendation of Mr. 
Elliot and reserved an area so that it could have been a public roadway 
with the outward shoulder on the East side to be set aside as a public 
beach. 

Governor Collins stated that he Is voting for the motion with the 
understanding that when arrangements are worked out wltn the State 
Road Department the right of way will afford public access to the 
beach from the Bay view, or other road, across to the beach. Also, 
that he understands from Mr. Wright that wherever the road Intersects 
there will be access to the beach. 

The motion by Mr. Larson was seconded and, upon vote, adopted. 



PASCO COUNTY - Keen, O'KeUey and Spitz, on behalf of L. F. Pernald, 
offers tne appraised price of $1,000.00 per acre for four (4) small 
islands comprising approximately one -half (1/2) acre, between Latitude 
28' 10' 30. 8" and 28" 10' 35.67*. and Longitude 82* hT 55.35" and 
82" 48' 6.36", in Section 33, Township 26 South, Range 15 Eaet, 
located In the Anclote River. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to 
advertise for objections and competitive bids the area applied for 
by Mr, Pernald together with additional submerged bottoms adjoining 
the areas applied for, the bidding to start with the appraised price 
of $1,000,00 per acre. 



LEE COUNTY - Mrs. Miriam W. Cannon offers the appraised price of 
$100.00 per acre for the N$ of SEi and HSi of SWt of Section 24, 
Township 46 South, Range 22 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the land be advertised 
for competitive bids and the Land Agent waa requeated to ascertain 

what use the applicant Intends to make of the land. 



Attorney General Ervin presented request from H nry M. Sinclair of 
Miami, Plorida, representing Biscay ne Bay Yacht Club of Coconut 
Orove, for permission to construct a dock from riparian property 
of the club into Biscayne Bay. It was suggested that the Attorney 
General's office make research on the restriction placed in deed 
No. 19*48 from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to the 
City of Miami. 



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Mr. Elliot stated that the dock will extend a short distance bayward 
of the bulkhead line. Title to the submerged bottoms between the 
bulkhead line and the shore is in the state and the area bayward 
from the bulkhead line, by deed description, Is in the City of Miami. 
The location of applicant's upland abutting upon Blacayne Bay is 
shoreward of Dinner Key and separated therefrom by the space between 
the bulkhead line and the shore. 

The Trustees have heretofore taker, the position that the owner of 
upland abutting upon navigable water has the right by law to build 
a dock or wnarf outward from his upland. In the instant case the 
structure will extend a short distance bayward from the bulkhead 
line Into the area described in Trustees' Deed No. 19448. Under 
the conditions described in Chapter 13&66, Acts of 1929. and in 
Deed Mo. 19448 from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, 
it appears that the municipal purpose clause in said act and the 
public purpose clause In said deed were not intended to deprive 
the owner of the riparian land of his right to build a wharf ex- 
tending outward from the shore. 

The truatees have been furnished with a copy of Resolution No. 
28t>82 passed and adopted by the City Commission of the City of 
Miami October 17, 195b, favoring the proposed improvements and 
requesting that the Trustees waive the restriction In said deed 
bo as to permit Blscayne Bay Yacht Club to construct the improvements. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, Insofar as their 
Interest may appear, consent to the construction by Blscayne Bay 
Yacht Club of said wharf or dock, and approve the issuance of a 
permit therefor by tne City of Miami. Also, since the situation 
with respect to Coral Reef Yacht Club is identical with that of 
Blscayne Bay Yacht Club, the action of the Trustees on behalf of 
the latter club shall have equal application to Coral Reef Yacht Club. 

It was so ordered. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Scenic Isles, Inc . .represented by Mr. Tom Mason 
of Tampa, requests that in order to begin improvement of an Island 
owned by the company known as Goat Island, or Island No. 2 in Little 
Manatee River, Hillsborough County, the Trustees approve taking fill 
from adjoining submerged areas owned by the Truatees pending application 
frost Scenic Isles to purchase the submerged land immediately bordering 
ihe island needed for smoothing out the shore line. 

The applicant agrees that if application to purchase is rejected by 
the Trustees payment will be made for the fill material at the standard 
rate imposed by the Trustees. 

Without objection approval was given for applicants to dredge material 
from the submerged bottoms and place said material on the hatched 
area Indicated on a map presented by the Engineer and Secretary, 
pending acceptance by Scenic Isles of the appraised price of the 
state land and subsequent authority for advertising for objections. 



Governor Collins suggested that some more satisfactory plan be worked 
out with reference to meetings of the Truatees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund. 

After discussion of the subject, it was agreed that after the New Year 
when sales now being advertised have been disposed of that the meetings 
of the Trustees be held on the second "and fourth Tuesday in each month 
at 2:30 In the afternoon. Also that the Land Agent hold the sales as 
advertised prior to 2:30 and submit a report of the bids and objections. 
If any, at the meeting for action by the board. 

It was so ordered. 



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Pol lowing !• report from the Attorney General's Of rice of purchaser 
of property to be Included in the Capitol Center: 

"• scember 18, 1956 

TO: Kr. Robert H. Brown, Architect -Engineer 

Board of Commissioners of State Institution* 

FROM: John D. Morlarty 

Assistant Attorney General 

RE: Land acquisitions for Capitol Center 

On August 8, 1956 and November 14, 1956. we advised you 
by K morandums of the Lands which had been acquired by 
the Trustees of the internal Improvement Fund for inclu- 
sion in Capitol Center. Since November 14, 1956, the 
following described lands have been acquired. 

1. Acquired from: Date Amount 

Ollle and Johnnie Aahburn 12-17-56 $16,066.40 

8lo S. Gadsden and 
320 E. Bloxham Streets 

Description ; 

Beginning at a point 55 feet west of the southeast 

corner of Tallahassee City Lot Number 32, Old Plan, 

run thence North 75 feet, thence West 55 feet, thence 

South 75 feet, thence East 55 feet to the point of 

beginning. 

Also 
Begin Seventy -five feet North of the Southeast 
corner of Lot numbered Thirty-two (32), Old Plan 
In the City of Tallahassee. Run thence West One 
Hundred and Ten (110) feet, thence North Porty- 
rive (15) feet, thence East Fifty -five (55} feet, 
thence North Five (5) feet, thence East Fifty-five 
(55) feet, thence South Fifty (50) feat to the 
point of beginning. 

2. Acquired from: Date Amount 

William RcEvoy and 

Malcolm N. Yancy, as Truatee 

of William McEvoy 

Lot 3, Chair es Addition 12-10-56 $ 4,500.00 

Description: 

Commence at the southeast corner of Lot 3 of 
Chalres Addition to the City of Tallahassee, Plorida, 
as per plat recorded in Flat Book 2, on page 47, of 
the Public Records of Leon County, Florida, and run 
Northerly along the Eastern boundary of said Lot 3 
for a distance of BO feet to a point on the Southern 
boundary line of the right of way of State Road No, 
20; thence Southwesterly along the Southern boundary 
of said right of way for a distance of 90 feet, 
more or less; thence South 40 feet to the south line 
of said Lot 3; thence in an Easterly direction along 
the Soutnern line of said Lot 3 for a distance of 85 
feet, to the point of beginning. 

3. Acquired from: Date Amount 

Ellen Vlckers 

711 E. Bronough 11-26-56 | 16,336.65 

Description: 

All that part of Lot No. 249 of the Original Plan of 
the City of Tallahasset, described aa follows: 
Commencing at the Northwest corner of said Lot, 
thence running South 105 feet and 6 inches to a point 
which is the point of beginning, thence run South 64 
feet and c inches to the Southwest corner of said Lot, 
thence run East 170 feet to the Southeast corner of 
said Lot; thence run North 64 feet and 6 Inches, and 
thence run West 1?0 feet to the point of beginning. 

The total amount expended for acquisition of lands for tha 
Capitol Center, as of this date, is $379,293.03. 

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Motion was made t>> Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the following salaries and necessary and regular expenses 
be approved for payment; 



P. 

H. 
V. 
A. 
A. 
C. 
M. 
J. 
M. 
B. 
C. 
P. 
R. 
T. 



C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

T. Wallls, Engineer 

G. Morton, Fiber Technologist 

H. Ferguson, Land Agent 

R. Williams, Assistant Engineer 

C. Bridges, Auditor 

L. Vocelle, Att-irney 

0. Barco, Secretary -Clerk 
Dedge, Stcretary-Clerk 
Pic hard, Secretary-Clerk 
Shelfer, Clerk -Stenographer 
Breene, Rental Agent 
Wysor, Jr., Clerical Assistant 
Landers , Maid 
Shack 'eford, Jr. 
Oeneral Office Equipment Company 
Msjor N. C. Klllian 
Deeb Builders, Inc. 
U. S. Postofflce, Tallahassee, Pla. 
Oeneral Office Equipment Company 
Leon Blueprinting Company 
International Business Machines Corp. 
Capital Ofrice Equip. Co., Inc. 
Capital Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc. 
C. B. Arbogast 
Stuart Dally News, Inc. 
Vero Beach Press Journal 
The Miami H.rald 
The Coral Tribune 
The Key West Citizen 
DeLand Sun N-ws 
R H. Hunt 
C. P. Mason 

Prentiss Huddleston and Assoc . 
J. Euwin Larson, State Treasurer to 

State S-hooi Fund 
J. Edwin Larson, St. Treasurer to 

State Board Conservation 
Jon s. Beazley 
Southeastern Telephone Co. 
W-stern Union Telegraph Co, 
Remington Rand 
Blue Print and Supply Co. 
Standard 01 1 Company 
Ceo. O. Crawford, CCC 
Frank J. Anderson 
The Key West Citizen 
Stuart Dally News, Inc. 
Sarasota He raid -Tribune 
Eustls Lake Region News 
The Tribune Company 
The Clearwater Sun 
Vero Beach Press Journal 
General Office Equipment Co. 
General Office Equipment Co. 
J. 0. Carllle 
Jack Culpepper 
H.P. Ford & Q.E.Zelgler 
T. M. Shackleford, Jr. 
Blue Print and Supply Co. 
Leon Blueprinting Co. 
The Coral Tribune 
Sarasota Herald-Tribune 
St. Johns Realty Co. 
V. H. Dingus, S: . 
Key West Board of Realtors 
Shell Oil Co. 

Oeneral Office Equipment Co. 
Capital Paper Company 
Qllberg's 

Capital Venetian Blind Co. 
Mary Frances Brown 
Ray E. Green 



$ 1,050.00 


500.00 


625,00 


5C0.00 


597.92 


515.00 


250.00 


524.17 


460.00 


338.75 


338.75 


52.50 


300.00 


29.16 


45.40 


516.50 


30.00 


25,655.42 


15.00 


3.00 


1.28 


30.00 


30.67 


19.10 


25.00 


23.00 


17.25 


107.10 
18.40 


8:8 


13.25 


57. CO 


2,364.30 


30,684.77 


9,565.49 


403.67 


107.70 


3.15 


5.20 


3.64 
4.49 


2.00 


50.00 


40,63 


19.55 


57.50 

13-00 


4H. 10 


26.83 


19.55 


3.15 

44.96 


9.353.65 


17,224.49 


1,500.00 


22.76 


12.75 


3.64 


27.60 


25.30 


100.00 


45.00 


105.00 
l.«3 


13.09 
58.41 


161 .80 


106.60 


17,000.00 


65.05 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 1829* 1 

Report No. 668 was presented listing two regular bids received 
for sale of Sumter County land. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve report c.62 and authorise Issuance or 
deeds corresponding thereto. 



SANTA ROSA COUNTY - On October 30, lypij, the Trustees considered 
application from Sinclair Oil and Oaa Company and agreea to advertise 
for sealed competitive bids an oil, gas and mineral lease on the 
reserved Interest neld by the State In the HE& of Section 28. 
Township 2 North, Range 2b west, loo surface acres, or 3u mineral 
acres. The Trustees will require royalty payments of one -eighth 
in kind or in value and $1.0y per acre annual rental increasing 5ft 
of such original amount annually after tne first two years. The 

lease shall be for a primary tens of ten (lu) years and tne offers 
submitted on date of sale will be for the cash bonus bid. The 
lease was advertised in tne Tallanassee Democrat and in the Press - 
Gazette of Milton, Florida, on November 3, 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 
1956. 

The only bid received was from Sinclair Oil and Gas Company on the 
basis of $5.00 per net acre plus annual rental or Si. Go per net acre, 
increasing five per cent (5ft) of such original amount annually after 
the first two years, and the usual one -eighth royalty. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer from Sinclair Oil and Gas Company 
for lease covering the reserved interest as advertised. 



FRANKLIN COUNTY - Tne City of Carrabelle submitted resolution adopted 
December 13, 195^, by the City Commission, requesting conveyance to 
the City of Lots 6 to 10, both inclusive, Block "D", Pickett's Addition 
to the City of Carrabelle, and used as a City Cemetery. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize conveyance under Chapter 21684 of 1953. 
of the five lots to the City of Carrabelle without cost, the deed to 
contain the restriction that the lots be used for cemetery purposes 
only. 



HERNANDO COUNTY - James E. Rooks offers $15u.00 Tor conveyance under 
Chapter 28317 of 1953, of the NEj of SE£ of NW± and the s} of SEfc of 
NW& of Section 15, Township 21 South, Range 20 East, containing 30 
acres. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees decline to convey the land under provisions of 
Chaper 28317, for the reason that it does not come under the hardship 
classification. 



JEFFERSON COUNTY - Mrs. Rosa Lee Braswell submitted the high bid 
of $95-00 at sale on September 18, 1956, which is less than the 
base bid, for purchase of 9.83 acres in Lot 175 and 1C.S4 acres 
in Lot 176, Georgia Survey. Township 3 North, Range 4 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to decline the bid from Mrs. 
Braswell and fix the base bid for advertising at $40. 00 an acre. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - McOee, McQee and Ewing, on benalf of Emll and 
Alma Peterson, make application for issuance of correction deed 
involving a hiatus strip adjacent to nine (9) lots formerly purchased 
under Chapter 18296. 



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Mr. Elliot explained that Deed No. 7^1 was Issued to V. P. Riedei 
and Ellzabetn fUedel February 3, 19^1, conveying Lits 9 to 19, 
both inclusive, Beilevue park S/D, being a subdivision of Tract 
105 of Section 20. Township 3* South, Range U3 East. There Is 
Involved a hiatus strip U1.5b feet wide at the South and 33.25 
feet wide at the North, approximately M5 feet long, comprising 
u,3 of an acre, more or leas. 

The Attorney General's office has reviewed the case and recommends 
that correction deed be authorized covering the lots formerly con- 
veyed and the hiatus strip. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees follow the recommendation of the Attorney Genera. 
and Issue correction deed to applicants at a price of $100,00, 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the following salaries be approved for payment: 

E, Hewitt, Clerk-Bookkeeper $472.08 
J. C. Conner, Clerk-Stenographer 225.00 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees adjourn. 




Governor - Chairman 

Secretary 



Attest ; ^fafjjA*^ 



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i 9 s r 

MINUTES OP TRUSTEES 
INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 



Tallahassee, Florida 
January 3, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund net on this date In 
the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

J. E-iwln Larson, Treasurer 

Nathan Kayo, Co— tlasloner of Agriculture 



P. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Van H. Per g us on, Land Agent 



Minutes of the Trustees dated December 11, 1956 , were presented 
for approval, copies having been furnished each member. 

Motion Mas made by Mr. Oreen, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve tne minutes as presented. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Plorlda Inland Navigation District makes request 
on behalf of the United States for a two-year Spoil Disposal Ease- 
ment Grant B-5-(b) in the open waters of Indian River, at Melbourne, 
located In Section 2, Township 23 South, Range 27 East, adjacent 
to the cauaeway , 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Oreen and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize issuance of easement in favor of the 
United States for spoil disposal grant as requested. 



BROWARD. ST. LUCIE, INDIAN RIVER AND MARTIN COUNTIES - Mr. Ferguson 
reported that Mineral Sand Lease No. 713 lsaued July 15, 1955, in 
favor of Florida Ore Processing Company, Inc., has been assigned 
by the trustees in bankruptcy to Frederick A. Hauck, who has tendered 
nla personal check for cash deposit, in lieu of surety bond required 
by the terms of the lease, and has accepted all conditions and pro- 
visions of Che original lease. The cash |l,0OQ.u0 deposit of the 
leasee corporation ia an asset of tne bankrupt corporation wnich 
must be recovered by the trustees in bankruptcy. The Land Agent 
advises that the personal check of Mr. Hauck has been deposited 
for collection, and requests authority to secure refund of the 
original deposit and to forward same to the trustee in bankruptcy 
upon clear vice of Mi . Hauck' a personal check. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
the procedure as outlined with reference to Lease No. 713. and 
upon clearance of cneck from Mr. Hauck that refund be made to the 
truatee in bankruptcy of the original bond in amount of $1,000.00. 



CHARLOTTE COUNTY - Leo Wotltaky, on behalf of Orove City Realty 
Company, requests cor recti un deed superseding original Deed No. 
2-Jc2d issued March 29, 195*, wherein the survey and legal description 
Included an erroneous measurement from the U. S. Section Corner to 
establish the point of beginning of the area conveyed. It was ex- 
plained tnat the effect of the error was to include upland already 
owned by applicant and correction will not conflict with the original 
authorization, publication of notice and sale. The Land Agent re- 
commends that tne correction deed contain explanatory clause and 
definition of error and correction. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that issuance of correction 
deed be autnorized as outlined, subject to approval by the Attorney 

Genera ] . 



Governor Collins suggested that all deeds be referred to the Attorney 
General for approval of form before being executed. Without objection 
It was so agreed. 



DADE COUNTY - Harold C. Lumpkin applies for five year campsite lease 
on an area BOO 1 x 200' on Long Arsenlcker Key In Section 13, Towr.anip 
58 South, R nge 40 Erst, Tor which he offers $50.00 per annum. 

Hotlon was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer and authorize issuance of lease In favor of Mr, Lumpkin for a 
period of five years. 



DADE COUNTY - Julius H. Erstllng, on behalf of Carl E. Newcomer, 
holder of Crazing Lease No. 9^9. makeB application for a one-year 
extension of aald lease which expires January 5, 1957. The lease 
covers the si of SEc and si of NWi of Section 28, Township 53 South, 
Range kQ East, containing 160 acres, more or less, and the rental 
charged la $1.00 per acre per annum. 

Motion was made by Mr, Larson, seconded by Mi. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize extension of the leaae as requested, 
rental to be at the rate of $1.00 per acre per annum. 



LEE COUNTY - haiph 0. Sauer, jr., offers Oie appraised price of $75.00 
per acre for Fractional Sections 26 and 27, Townsnlp 46 South, Range 
24 East, containing 43.9 acres, more or leas, Mr. Sauer desires to 
purchase this land and add to an area he already owns and plana to 
subdivide for sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the land be advertised 
for competitive bids, starting with the offer of $75. Ou an acre. 



The following applications were presented for purchase of submerged 
lands adjacent to upland property of applicants; 

Martin County - Denison ft Lewis, on behalf of C. E. Hoke, 
aa trustee, offers the appraised price of $200.00 per acre 
for 15.98 acres of submerged land In the Indian River, 
Section 24, Township 37 South, Range 41 East. Applicant's 
Intention is to fill the area beginning in June 1957. 

Monroe County - 0. a. Crawahaw, on behalf of Wal-Ko, Inc., 
offers the minimum of $100.00 for 0.28 of an acre of sub- 
merged land adjacent to upland property In Section 22, 
Township 63 South, Range 37 East, on Wlndley Key. Property 
is to be filled. 

Monroe County - 0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Sunny South 
Motors, as trustee, offers the appraised price of $300.00 
per acre for 3,9 acres of submerged land fronting their 
property in Section 27, Township q2 South, Range 38 E«t, 
Key Largo. Applicant Intends to fill the area. 

Monroe County - M. A. Parrlsh, on behair of Dean C. Moore 
and Mary H. Moore, his wife, offers the appraised price of 
$200.00 an acre for 1 acre of submerged land In front of 
their property on Grassy Key, Grain's Subdivision, lying 
and being In Sections 24, 25, and 26, Township 65 South, 
Range 33 East. Applicant intends to fill and construct 
residence. 



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Martin County - Ward lav & Stewart, on behalf or PaZmo-ith 
Limited of West Palm Beach, Florida, offers $2-0. Go per 
acre, which la In line with appraisal, for 1*2 acres, 
more or less, of submerged land near and adjoining the 
easterly shore of Indian River east of Sewaii Point at 
Government Lots ^ and 5. Section a. Township 3d South, 
Range k2 East, 

Kartln County - VaroJaw ft Stewart, on behalf of Tiacbay 
Properties, Inc., of Stanford, Connecticut, offers $200.00 
an acre for ^3 acres, more or less, of sutoerged land 
located near and adjoining the easterly shore of Indian 
River at Government Lot 2 of Section B, Township 38 South, 
Range H2 East. 

Notion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, tnat 
the Trustees agree to have the e parcels or land advertised for objections 
only, based on offers submitted from adjoining upland owners and wita 
the understanding that each applicant will fill the submerged areas 
applied for. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - The Land Agent presented quitclaim deed from tne 
United States Coast Ouard relinquishing all interest it has in the 
Volusia Bar Fog Signal Station, Lake George, and tne marine site on 
which It is located. The purpose of tne aeed is to donate tne 
abandoned Signal Station to the State of Florida. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to accept the dead wltn thanks. 



ORANGE COUNTY - Three applications were presented for purchase of 
reclaimed lake bottoms in Lake Conway, applicants being the adjoining 
upland owners . 

Giles, Hedrlck ft Robinson, on behalf of R. J. Stickle, 
offers $100.00 for 0.19 of an acre in Lake Conway, 
Section 18, Township 23 South, Range 30 East. 

Central Title ft Trust Company, on behalf of Murll A. 
Lovelace and Florence A. Lovelace, his wife, offers 
$100.00 for 0.28 of an acre in Section 30, Township 
23 South, Range 30 East, 

Anderson ft Rush, on behalf of Brantley Alexander 
Heathers and Martha M. weathers, his wife, offer 
$100.00 for 0.29 of an acre in Section 19, Township 
23 South, Range 30 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offers submitted and authorize conveyance of the three parcels of 
reclaimed lake bottom land to the adjoining upland owners. 



PAL* BEACH COUNTY - A. L. Lee, holder of Contract No. 18520, requests 
extension of time to meet payment due January 1, 1957, owing to loss 
of bean crop by the recent cold. The Land Agent explained that this 
contract was executed November 8, 1939, in the sum of $5,737.60 and 
the balance remaining due as of January 1, 1957, which includes taxes 
and interest, amounts to $3,252.95. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant ex- 
tension to May 1, 1957 conditioned upon Mr. Lee paying the taxes and 
interest due to date. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Mr. Ferguson reported that on October 9, 1956 re- 
quest was presented for quitclaim deed in a compromise settlement 
with offer of $1,752.53 to the Trustees for conveyance of 73 acres 
of submerged land east of and adjacent to Government Lot 2, Section 
29. Townahlp 28 South, Range 15 East. The request was referred to 
the State Land Use and Control Commission but was returned, as the 



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Commission did not feel that it came within their jurisdiction. 
It appears that the case la basically a legal and moral Issue. 
In 1925 the Trustees conveyed Government Lot 2 together with f3 
acres of submerged land, a.d took a purchase money mortgage which 
Mas foreclosed in 19" b and Master's deed Issued to the Trustees. 
While title to the land Mas In private ownership taxes became 
delinquent, resulting in the Government Lot and the submerged land 
apparently reverting to the state under the Murphy Act and subsequently 
In 19*>0 being sold to Fred M. Hahn. In 1955 the Trustees sold Govern- 
ment Lot 2 to Leon A. Haber by Deed No. 20390. 

Conflict of the two conveyances has caused litigation which nas 
resulted In compromise settlement between the two grantees, each 
receiving from the other an undlvldml one-half Interest in the Government 
Lot and also the submerged land, The Attorney General haa analyzed 
the problem and finds that the sum of $1,752.53 is a fair settlement 
'or quitclaim deed of the submerged area to Messrs. Hahn and Haber, 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the compromise settle- 
ment as recommended by the Attorney General be approved and issuance 
of quitclaim deed authorized upon payment of $1,752.53. 



Mr. Elliot reported that two warrants In amount of $50,000.00 
each have been received, one from the City of Orlando and the other 
from the County Commissioners of Orange County, with Information 
that the proposed City -County Airport project cannot bt- undertaken 
at this time and requesting that the certificates of indebtedness 
be cancelled and returned. These loans were authorized by the 
Trustees November 20, 195°, and loan agreements were executed by 
the city and by the county and certificates of Indebtedness executed 
by both parties and submitted to the Trustees. The state warrant to 
the city was never cashed and was returned, but the county cashed 
the state warrant and has issued a county warrant in favor of the 
Trustees In amount of $50,000.00. The county offered to pay any 
interest required. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees return 
the certificates of indebtedness to the City of Orlando and to the 
County Commissioners of Orange County, cancel the loan agreements 
signed by each and advise that no Interest will be charged on the 
money. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Edgar G. Hamilton of West Palm Beach, Florida, 
requests an appointment for a delegation of approximately fifteen 
to come before the Trustees January 15, 1957 for the purpose of 
submitting a report on the status of the ramie industry in Florida. 

Without objection the Trustees agreed to hear the delegation on 
January 15, but in view of the heavy agenda to come before the 
meeting suggested tnat the presentation be confined to not in 
excess of thirty minutes. 



OSCEOLA COUNTY - Lawrence Rogers of Kisslmmee, Florida, made request 
for permit for erection of a power and telephone line from property 
of Mra. Brownie Wise In Government Lot 2, Section 9, Townahip 2b 
South, Range 29 East, to an island owned by her In Sections 2, 3, 9 
and 10, same township and range. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, bhat the Trustees authorize 
Issuance of permit as requested in favor of the Town of Kisslmmee, 
Florida, with the right to permit the use of the poles by the 
telephone company for furnishing telephone service. 



Mr. Elliot reported as information that on December 13, 1956, the 
State Land Use and Control Commission held its meeting in Tallahassee, 
and In connection with other matters reacned its conclusion in re- 
ference totftat is commonly called the Green Fill and other areas in 
Boca Ciega Bay, Pinellas County. On a Yes aid No vote, four members 
of the Commission voted in the negative, against the sale of submerged 



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lands adjacent to upland property. The Chairman voted In favor of 
the sale. Reason for the action taken was stated in both eases. 
There appears to be sound grounds for both positions. Proa a study 
of the situation, it is believed that the Trustees will find that 
the matter can be resolved so aa to Meet in a substantial degree 
the objections to the sale and tnose things favorable thereto. To 
that end much study and careful planning must be made, requiring 
far more Information than is now available. The above is subject 
to report of the Land Use and Control Commission to the Trustees 
on the subject, which is anticipated , to be received January 15,1957. 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Mr. Elliot presented Murphy Act Report No. 663 listing 17 bids for 
sale of land under Chapter 18296, also request for issuance of Broward 
County Deed No. 20*5 -Corrective to New Deal Corporation to correct 
deficiency In description. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve Report No. 663 and authorise execution 
of deeds corresponding thereto. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr, Oreen and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve disclaiming interest in certain certificates 
certified tc the state under Chapter 18296, involving land In Alachua, 
Citrus, Escambia, franklin, Jefferson and Taylor Counties, aa approved 
by the Attorney General's office. 



Upon motion duly seconded and adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 

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Governor - otialrman 



Tallahassee, Florida 
January 15, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the 
Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Cppltol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor (Present part time ) 

Ray E. Qreen, Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer (Present part time) 

Richard W. Ervln, Attorney General 

Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



P. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Mr. Ferguson presented eight (8) sales advertised to be held on this 
date. 

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - On November 6, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre from T. H. Conely, Jr., 
on behalf of Forrest E. Pearce, for purchase of a parcel of land 
beginning 167 feet north of SU corner of Section 21, thence north 
50 feet, east 210 feet, south 50 feet, Vest 210 feet to F.O.B., and 
beginning 217 feet nor go of SW corner of Section 21, thence north 



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50 feet, east 210 feet, south 50 feet, west 210 feet, to P.O.B., 
all being In Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, The 
land was advertised for competitive bids and notice of the sale 
was published in the Okeechobee News on December 14, 21, 28, 1956, 
and January J* and 11, 1957. with sale to be held on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of the 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called oat and Hr, Ferguson reported 
that he has received higher bids of $140. 0C from Cecil Piatt, $152.00 
from C. A. Carroll, $2Gc.0C from E. M. Robinson, and $225.00 from 
Carl Stockholm. 

Competitive bidding resulted in a high bid of $230.00 being made by 
Forrest £. Pearce for tne two parcels of lend. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $230.00 for the land described and con f inn sale in favor of 
Forrest E. Pearce. 



MONROE COUNTY - On November 20. 1950 the Trustees considered offer 
of $100.00 an acre from Bernle C. Papy for purchase of the West 30 
acres of sw£ of sw£ of Section 17, and Lots 2, 3 and 7, Section 18, 
all in Township 66 South, Range 29 East, containing a total of 166.5 
acres, more or less. The land was advertised for competitive bids 
and notice of the sale was published in the Key West Citizen on 
December 14. 21, 28, 1956, and January k and 11, 1957, with sale to 
be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed in the records of the Land office. 

Description of the land was called out and the two parcels were 
offered for bids separately and then as a wnole. The only bid 
received was $10u.00 per acre from Mr. Papy. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $100,00 an acre for the land described, and confirm sale 
in favor of Mr. Papy. 



BREYARD COUNTY - On November 20 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 an acre from Magulre, 
Voorhls ft Wells, on behalf of Port Realty Corporation, adjacent 
upland owners, for purchase of those certain submerged lands 
lying westerly and northerly from the ordinary high water mark of 
the easterly snore of the Banana River in the South 3316,8 feet 
of Section 15. Township 2U South, Range 37 East, less the West 
1700 feet thereor, containing 215.35 acres, more or less. The land 
was advertised for objections only and copy of notice was published 
in the Titusvllle Star Advocate on December 7, 14, 21, 28, 195o, and 
January 7, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the offer of $100.00 an 
acre be accepted for the land described and the sale confirmed in 
favor of Port Realty Corporation. 



MANATEE COUNTY - On November 20, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of tpO.OO from James M. Wallace, on behalf of 
J. P. MePherson, adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in Sarasota Bay in Section k. Township 35 South, Range 
16 East, lying northeasterly of and adjacent to Lots 8, 9, 10 and 11, 
Block 6, Wyman and Green Subdivision of Cortez Beach, Anna Maria 
Island, containing 1.0 acre, more or less. Tne land was advertised 
for objections only and notice of the sale was published in the Bradenton 
Herald on December Ik, 21, 28, 1956, and January «t and 11, 1957, with 
sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
are filed in the records of the Land Office. 



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Description or the land was called out and no objections were riled 

to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $400.00 for the parcel of land advertised and confirm sale 
tn favor of Mr. HcPherson. 



MONHOE COUKTY - On November 6, 1956, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $100.00 per acre from Abney Cox for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land In Bay of Florida In Sections 2, 3, 10 
and 11, Township 64 South, Range 36 East, lying southerly of and 
adjacent to Government Lot 1 of said Section 2, and Government Lot. 2 
of said Section 3, both of said Government lots being on Lignumvltae 
Key, containing 100.5 acres, more or less. The land was advertised 
for objections only and rot Ice of sale was published in the Key West 
Citizen on December IA, 21, 28, 1956, and January 4 and 7, 1957, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $100.00 per acre and confirm sale In favor of Mr. Cox. 



MONROE COUNTY - On November 20, 195c, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from 0. A. Crawshaw on 
behalf of Richard Rae, adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land in the Straits of Florida In Section 13, 
Township 62 Soutn, Range 38 East, Key Largo, lying southeasterly 
and abutting the northeasterly 2O0 feet of Tract 9 of Southcllff 
Estates, containing 1.0 acre, more or less. The land was advertised 
for objections only and notice of the sale was published In the Coral 
Tribune on December 14, 21, 28, 1956, January 1 and 11, 1957, with 
sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication 
were filed In the records of the Land Office. Description of tne land 
was called out and no objections were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $200.00 per acre for the land described and confirm sale In 
favor of Richard Rae. 



MONROE COUNTY - On November 20, 1956 the Trustees considered offer of 
the appraised price of $150.00 per acre from John 0. Slmms, on behalf 
of George W. Griffin, adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel 
of submerged land in the Straits of Florida in Section 30, Township 
65 South, Range 34 East, lying southeasterly of and across Ocean View 
Drive from Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, Block 1 of Grain's Subdivision of 
Grassy Key, containing 4,03 acres, more or less. Tne land was adver- 
tised for objections only and notice of the sale was published in the 
Coral Tribune on December 14, 21, 28, 1956, January 4 and 11, 1957, 
with sale to be hald on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed tn the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed to 
the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $150.00 per acre for the land described and confirm sale 
In favor of Mr. Griffin. 



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MONROE COUNTY .- On November 20, 195b, the Trustees considered 
ofTer of trie appraised price of $300.00 an acre from a. A. Crawsrmw 
on behalf of R. C. Ruckle and Preddye Ruckle, his wife, adjacent 
upland owners, for purchase of a tract of submerged land In 
S.ctlon 23, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, Wind ley Key, 
described as starting from the Northwest Corner of Lot 8, as 
snown on "George KacOonald's Plat of Government Lots 1, 2 and 3 
of said Section 23, lying south of the right of way of the Florida 
East Coast Railway", and then by metes and bounds description to 
the point of beginning, containing 0.6 of an acre, more or less. 
The land was advertised for objections only and notice of the sale 
was published In the Coral Tribune on December Ih, 21, 28, 1956, 
January <* and 11, 1957, with sale to be made on this date. Copy 
of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of the 
Land Office. Description of the land was called out and no objection 
were filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $300.00 an acre for the land advertised and confirm sale 
in favor of Mr. Ruckle and wife. 



DADE COUNTY - Request is made by Shutts, Bow en, Simmons, Prevatt 4. 
Julian, attorneys of Miami, Florida, for quitclaim deed of 1,269 
square feet In favor of Garfield A. Wood, 353 square feet to Belcher 
Oil Company, and 215 square feet to Belcher Construction Company, all 
an Fisher's Island in the S5 of NW^ of Section 10, Township ^* South, 
Range k2 East. Said parties are successors in title and present 
owners of 156 acres conveyed by Deed No. I6936, dated August 6 # 1920. 
Quitclaim deeds are needed in order to clear record title in a strip 
0.75 of a foot wide across the north side of the original tract, 
which should be bounded by the waters of Biscayne Bay and by 
discrepancy between the original and present survey of the established 
sheet piling bulkhead. The Land Agent recommends that the quitclaim 
deeds be issued upon payment of the nominal consideration of $10.00 
each deed. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize issuance of the three quitclaim deeds 
as requested by applicants and recommended by the Land Agent. 



GLADES COUNTY - Attention was called to a purported conveyance of 
3,600 acres of state owned bottom land in Lake Okeechobee by one 
Ralph (Buckshot) Robinson and wife to J. J. and J. E. Wiggins of 
Moore Haven, which deed was executed July 30, 1956, and recorded 
in Glades County records. Information received is that either 
tne Robinsons or Wiggins, or both, have erected fences to prevent 
common use of the area by the public. No conveyance of the land 
has been made by the state and registered letters have been 
directed to both Robinson and Wiggins notifying them of the state's 
ownership and asking for proof of their claims. It is recommended 
that the matter be referred to the Attorney General for taking the 
necessary action. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the matter be referred 
to the Attorney General. 



The following applications were presented for purchase of submerged 
land adjacent to upland ownership of applicants: 

Hillsborough County - Scenic Isles, Inc., offers the 
appraised price of $75.00 an acre for submerged land 
In Sections 11 and 12, Township 32 South, Range Id 
East, In and near tne mouth of Little Manatee TUver, 
bordering upon the southerly side of what is commonly 
known as "Goat Island". 

Monroe County - G. A. Crawsnaw on behalf of Ernest H. 
Guise offers $-450.00 for 3.2 acres of submerged land 
In Section 2, Township bO South, Range ko East, Key 
Largo; also offers $150.00 per acre for 8.25 acres 
of submerged land at Key Largo, in Section 21, Town- 
snip 60 South, Range >t0 East. Both offers are In 
excess of the appraised price and applicant Intends 
to dredge boat basins at the two locations. 



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St. Lucie County - Den 1 son & L-wls, on behalf of John 
A. S-inson, offers the appraised price of $300.00 per 
acre for 2 acres of submerged land In Section 4, Town- 
ship 37 South, Range 41 East, and states that the area 
is to be filled. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to 
advertise for objections only the four {*) parcels or land applied 
for by adjacent upland owners . 



MARTIN COUNTY - Louis B. Bills requests that a corrective deed be 
Issued for correcting description 'in Trustees' Deed No. 21253 dated 
June 29, 195c, conveying certain submerged land in Section 22, Town- 
ship 40 South, Range 42 East, Error was nade by the surveyor In 
one call, necessitating correction in the deed. Title to the land 
is still vested In the original grantees, Louis B. Bills and fife, 
and Kenneth P. Poster and wire 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorize 
Issuance of correction deed in ravor or original grantees in Deed 
No. 21253 upon payment of $10.00. 



OSCEOLA COUNTY - LsMerence Rogers, on behalf of Henry 0. rartln, 
applies for 3.^3 acres of permanently reclaimed lake bottoms in 
Lake East Tohopekallga abutting applicant's upland property in 
See t ion 28, Township 25 South, Range 30 East. The iakeward limits 
of the conveyance Mill be the 59-0 foot contour of said lake as 
eatabllshed by Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. 
The Lrnd Agent recommends sale Mlthout advertisement at the price 
or $50,00 per acre, which is the appraised price of the same 
character of land lying immediately north of this area. 

Motion Mas made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
tnat the Trustees accept the offer of $50.00 an acre and authorise 
conveyance of the land applied for by Mr. Par tin. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Cope land, Therrel k Balsd-n, on behalf or 
Ben T. Olaen, Jr., makes application lor duplicate deeds numbered 
19499, issued by the Trustees to Palm Beach Realty Company, and 
19500 issued by the Trustees to B. F. Paty, Charles H. Warwick, Jr., 
and Bessie V. Pancher. The deeds have been lost and Mere never 
recorded. The land office has on file affidavits by the former 
owners, along with certificate or the Atlantic Title Company, as 
proor that said deeds were lost. 

Motion mss made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize issuance or duplicate deeds upon 
payment of the regular charge of $10.00 for each deed. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District requests perpetual easement for right or May ror Canal 
C-18, being a parcel of submerged land in tne south prong of 
the Jupiter River in Ssction 35, Township 40 South, Range 42 East, 
containing approximately 9 acres. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorize 
issuance of perpetual easement through the land described as re- 
quested by the Flood Control District. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Leo M. Butler, on oenair or H. H. Basklns, et al, 
requests Issuance or correction deed ror correcting error in 
description of land conveyed by the Trustees In Deed No. 197"2 
dated February 23, 1951 - The land is submerged and is located 
in Section 17, Township 29 South, Range 15 East, Error In on* 
call Mas made by the surveyor In preparing map of the land Title 
-o the parcel la still vested in original grantees. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
execution of correction deed as requested upon payment of the regular 
charse of $10.00, 



?IMs.Ll.*. COUNT? - Thomas P. Evans of Shackelford, Farrlor, Shannon 
& S tailings, Tampa, Florida, requests Issuance of deed to correct 
error in description of Deed Bo. 19813 dated June 20, 1951, to 
01 lie V. Bsdgley (not* deceased) and wife. The description overlaps 
areas conveyed by Deeds Hoe. 19659 and 19702, all areas being In 
Section 29, Township 30 South, Range 15 East. Title to the par eel 
la vested In Mra. Bertha V. Badgley, wife of the deceased. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
Issuance of correction deed In favor of Mrs. Badgley, no charge to 
be made for the deed as error was made by the Trustees. 



PALM BEACH C00HTY - Carl Stockholm offers the appraised price of 
#40.00 per acre Tor purchase of Section 9, Township i+3 South, Range 
38 Bast, containing 6I4.Q acres, more or less, and the Nwj and Hi of 
SWi (leas about 12 sores which may be reserved for drainage canal 
purposes). In Section 22, Township 1^3 South, Rsnge 38 East, containing 
228.28 acres, more or less. Sale will be made subject to drainage 
taxes to be prorated as of date of deed or contract. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
the land advertlssd for competitive bidding based on the offer sub- 
mitted. 



PIRELLaS CO0bTY - Howard Rives and J. Lewis Hall, representing Z. 8 
Cowan and Martha Cowan, et al., plaintiffs, and Bays Harrison, 
representing Clearwater Island Bridge Company, st al., defendants, 
requested that the Trustees authorise Attorney General Ervin to Join 
In stipulation on behalf of the state in trying die case before the 
lower court. Also, that the Trustees confirm certain deeds executed 
by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund about thirty (30) 
years ago. Mr. Rives and Mr. Harrison stated that their respective 
clients have reached agreement in the controversy over the land, and 
as a result all the water area In St. Joseph Sound, Finellea County, 
will be dedicated to Hie City of Clearwater for the use and benefit 
of the public 

Attorney General Ervin explained that this la a factual situation 
and the Trustees attempted to get into the esse but were not allowed 
to. The attorneys on both sides have worked out an amicable settle- 
ment and all facta seem to warrant the compromise settlement. 

Motion was made by Mr. fivln, seconded and adopted, that the Attorney 
General be authorised and directed in behalf of the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement fund of the State of Florida to enter into a 
certain proposed stipulation between the parties plaintiff and 
defendant in a certain cause pending In the Circuit Court of the 
Sixth Judicial Circuit In and for Pinellas County, Florida, in 
Chancery lo. U+090, entitled Z. S. Cowan and Martha Cowan, husband 
and wife, et els., plaintiffs, vs. Clearwater Island Bridge Company, 
s Florida corporation, et ale., defendants, copy of which stipulation 
la on file in the office of the Attorney General. 

It was further moved, seconded and carried that the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund do hereby recognise as valid and binding 
conveyances those certain deeds heretofore executed and delivered by 
the Trustees as follows, to-witl 

(a) Deed from Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
of the State of Florida to Clearwater I aland Bridge 
Company, a Florida corporation, of date of January 
13, 1926, and being deed Ho. 17452 and recorded in 
Deed Book 552 at page 329 of the public records of 
Pine 11 aa County, Florida. 



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(b) Deed from True tees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund of the State of Florida to Clearwater Island 
Bridge Company, a Florida corporation, of date of 
March 20, 1953. being deed lo. 17U52-* and being 
recorded In Deed Book 1421a at page 1 of the public 
record* of Pinellas County, Florida. 

(c) Deed from True tees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
of the State of Florida to Island Estates, Inc., 

a Florida corporation, of date of January 12, 1926, 
being deed Ho. 1 7450 and recorded la Deed Book 389 
at page 470 of the public records of Pinellas County, 
Florida. 

(d) Deed fro« Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 

of the Stats of Florida to Island Estates, Incorporated-, 
a Florida corporation, of date of Kerch 2b, 1953. and being 
deed So. 17450-A and recorded in Deed Book 11*23 at page 637 
of the public records of Pinellas County, Florida. 

(•] Deed from Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
of the State of Florida to J. H. Randolph of date of 
August 11, 1921, end being deed lo. 17001, and recorded 
In Deed Book 390 at page 1 of the public records of 
Pinellas County, Florida, 

and does hereby find end declare thst all such deeda were regularly 
and duly issued In accordance with the' laws governing the issuance 
of such deeds end the authority of the Trustees to execute snd deli vex 
the asms, Kid does hereby ratify and confirm said deeda as binding 
upon the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund snd the Stste of 
Florida. 



Mr. Elliot presented copy of letter to Governor Collins from Mr. 
Mercer Brown with report from the Stats Land Use and Control Commission 
en the application of Hymen Green and Bradley Waldron to purchase sub- 
merged lands and fill the area referred to aa Tierra Verde In Pinellas 
County. 

Governor Collins explained that the Trustees have heretofore held 
bearings on this application, have referred it to the State Land Use 
and Control Commission snd now have their report from that Commission 
for action by this board. The Trustees will take the matter under 
advisement and reach a decision as soon as possible. 

Mr. Harrison, on behalf of the applicant, urged that the Trustees make 
s decision st the earliest dste possible ss the spplicetion has been 
pending for some months, first at the request of the Stat* Road Depart- 
ment until right of way for the Baywmy could be investigated. Pinellas 
County Water snd Navigation Control authority has approved the appli- 
cation. Pinellas County has endorsed the program by telegram signed 
by Char lea R. Fischer, Evan R. Jenkins, Edward R. La Vole, Frsnk R. 
Boersoher and R. Hooey Wick. Also submitted were letter from Rose E. 
Wlndom, city manager of St. Petersburg, end telephoned copy of resolution 
adopted by the City Commission January 15, 1957, endorsing the application 
of Messrs. Green and Waldron, subject to certain written commltmenta 
agreed upon for development of Tierra Verde. Copy of "Memorandum of 
Agreement" setting forth the commitments and agreements was filed with 
the Trustee a. It was also stated that the Mayor snd the Cl ty Manager 
of the Town of Passagrille have approved the Tierra Verde fill. 

Governor Collins stated that information, telegrams, letters, resolutions 
snd agreements will all be taken under advisement at a later data; also 
that the Furen fill will hive consideration. 

Mr. Harrison called attention to the telegram giving notice thst the 
County Commissioners of Finellcs County approved the letter of January 
10, 1957 from the City of St. Petersburg concerning the Or sen or Tierra 
Verde application, and that Mr. Frank R. Hoercher had algned that 
me a sage, which la the first time he has Joined In the recommendation. 

Mr. T. M. Shackelford, Jr., Special Attorney, reported that be was 
making a study of the Fur en fill as well as of the Tierra Verde area. 



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Attorney General Ervin cslled attention to fee to be paid to 
Mr. Shackelford, which has never bean decided, and recommends 
payment at the rate of (10,000.00 per annum from the date of hie 
snploTnen t together with subsistence and travel expense when away 
from his home office. Mr, Shackelford will be available to assist 
the Trustees In any Batters relating to fills sr submerged areas 
such as Paradise Island, Tlerre Verde and the Puren area, as wall 
as such legal service as the Land Use and Control Commission may 
need. 

Motion was Made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
the recommends t Ion of the Attorney General as the action of the 
Board, and au thorite payment on the basis of $3.0,000.00 annually. 



Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded anf adopted, that condemnation 
proceedings heretofore authorised on s group of lots for the Capitol 
Center, include Lots 137 and 136 located at the southeast corner of 
Monroe and Gaines Streets, oned by Hymen Myers. It was so ordered. 



Mr. Elliot reported that the budget of the State Land Use and Control 
Commission In the amount of $2.1,000.00 was set up till December 31, 
1956 and there is a balance unexpended as of the first of January 
195? of ♦14,345. 78. The Commission requests that this amount be 
carried over for use in the present year as the work has not been 
completed. 

Motion mss made, seconded and adopted, that the balance of #lii,31l5» f8 
be carried over into this year to take care of expenses of the State 
Land Use and Control Commission. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the minutes of the 
Trustees dated December 11, 1956, be corrected to Include description 
of two sections of land which were assigned to an oil well drilled 
by Per dido Land Company under its Oil end Gas Lease lo. 10U9 covering 
land In Escambia County. The correction was ordered mad*. 



The Secretary suggested that the Trustees or the Board of Commissioners 
of State Institutions designate or employ some person as custodian for 
the several plsoes or property sequlred by the Trustees to become s 
part of the Capitol Center. 

Motion was made, eeconded and adopted by the Board of Commissioners 
of Stats Institutions, and by the Trustees of the Internsl Improvement 
Fund, that Mr, Terry Lee, Coordinator for the Board of Cornels s loners 
of State Institutions, be designated as eustodlsn of property purchased 
for the Capitol Center. 



Afternoon Session - 2:30 P.M. 

Present: Rsy E. Green, Comptroller 

Si chard W. Ervin, Attorney General 
Nathan Mscyo, Commissioner of Agr 1 culture- 
tit torney General Ervin acting as Chairman) 



Attorney General Evln, acting as Chairman, explained that the Trustees 
had an appointment to hear a group on ramie, snd after presentation 
from the several representatives a film would be shown In the Senate 
Chamber on rami*. 

Mr. Edgar Hamilton, attorney of West Palm Beach, representing his client 
Ml Hi am Pierce of Belle Olade, Florida, acted as spokesman and Introduced 
the several members of the group who would explain the vsrlous phases of 
growing, harvesting and processing ramie. 



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Or. R. V. Allium, Director of Everglades Experiment Station, 
Bells Glade, commented from • prepared statement on the growing 
of rule in the Evergladea eectlon, the eaae with which the crop 
can be grown, the adaptability of the soil in that area, the 
availability of land of which the state owns approximately thirty 
thouaand acrea, the improved method of harvesting and ribboning 
in the field by a machine developed by Mr. Carey, which process 
makes it poaalble to leave the refuae on the ground rather than 
to ba dlaposed of at the plant aa in the paat. Ha also paid 
tribute to Mr. William Pierce on the invention of machinery for 
cleaning and processing ramie ac that it la readily sp Inn able on 
American machinery. Dr. Allison stated that there vara between 
250,000 and U00.000 aorea in the Everglades suitable for the 
planting of ramie, and that the grower a had the dealre to produoe 
ramie when it could be shown that it could ba grew at a profit. 

Mr. Bar lay Morton, fiber technologist employed by the Trustees and 
working with Evergladea Experiment Station, read a prepared state- 
ment on "Recent Progress in the Industrialisation of Florida Ramie 
at the Domestic Level*, calling attention to progress mad* in the 
paat two ye era in interesting at least a dozen of the largeat weaving 
and spinning companies in the united States in testing this fiber 
at thia time, the use of the fiber with other natural or synthetic 
fibers, lta weight per pound aa compared with other material, ita 
atrongtb and reaiatanoe to mildew and abrasion and absence of stretch 
or shrinkage. Ita various uses ware mentioned, so oh aa fir* hose, 
canvas, cord, tarpaulin and cigarette filters. Reference was made 
to numerous teats now being aet up for uae of rsmie fiber blended 
with other fiber a, such aa Marine Corp* uniforms, webbing, sandbags 
and a number of other Items used by the United States Army. Attention 
waa called to lta many civilian uses when blended with other fibers 
such aa wool, asbestos, cotton, nylon, daeron and o there. 

Mr. Morton called attention to the high regard in which Florida ramie 
haa been held in work market for several years and urged lta encouraged 
development, stating that with the purchase of the lewport Induatrles 
plant by the Pierce group and the uae of the machine developed by 
them, it will mean a great deal to increased In tare at in thia industry. 

Mr. J, L. Gray, president of Gray Milla or Oaatonla, forth Carolina, 
reported on the experiment by his company of ramie fiber processed 
by the fieroe machine whloh was very favorable. He stated that advance- 
ment in the last year has been amaslng and the fiber produced by Mr. 
Pierce la the beat ever used by hia oompeny. 

Mr. J. X. Carey of Opelouaas, Louisiana, manufacturer of the Carey 
harvesting machine, commented on the improvement made by Mr. Pierce 
in hia machine for processing ramie, which haa been one of the big 
problema. It seems that this battle has been won and Mr. Fierce has 
a much more acceptable machine than any he haa heretofore seen. 

Mr. bfilliam L. Pierce, Inventor and builder of ramie processing 
methods and machinery, stated that ba has produced the machine and 
feels that it will do the work and will mean great strides in making 
the ramie industry one of the greateat in nor Ida. 

State Representative Emmet t S. Roberts of Palm Beach County stated that, 
being from that area, he is greatly Interested in the prospects of the 
ramie industry in Florida, and feels that the employment by the Trustees 
of Mr. Morton has certainly brought reaulta, aa his contacts have created 
an interest in this Industry that will mean much to Florida. 

Mr. Boy E. Michael, Chairman of the Board of County Commies loner i of 
Palm Beach County, atated that hia interest in developing ramie la 
centered around increasing the agricultural production in Palm Beach 
County. He feala ramie will be of great aaal stance a* It can be 
grown and harvested the year around. 

MT. Hamilton read a report from L. R. Bishop, Director of the Port of 
Palm Beach, giving figures on the ramie output shipped out of this 
country. 

Mr. Hamilton alao reported that Mr. Fierce and hia associates have 
made arrangements to purchase lewport Industries, Inc., including 
all buildings, machinery, trucks, etc., end their 2,1(00 aorea of 
growing ramie, and expect to operate the plant for eon tinning the work. 



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The problem now la the processing of approximately four million pounds 
of fiber and the question of the number of machines to be built. 

Mr, George Coury of Miami, Mr. John B, Powell of Palm Beach, and 
Mr. John Boy of Clewlston, and e number of others, were introduced 
and expressed Interest in the production of ramie as being beneficial 
to the Everglades section. 

Mr. Fred C. Yount, president of Florida Ramie Growers and Processors 
Assoc iatior., atated that at the last meeting of his association they 
went on record as congratulating Mr. Fierce and associates on entering 
into an agreement with Newport Industries to take over the Canal Point 
property and continue its operation. The association feels that the 
ultimate success of ramie will be derived from the T). S. markets and 
not from foreign trade. He feels the industry is In better position 
now than when Newport Industries operated the plant, as all their 
flbar went to Europe, Re brought out the expense of the degummlng 
process and recommended that the Trustees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund purchase the degummlng equipment and make it available to 
the growers until such time as Mr. Hamilton and his group can purchase 
equipment. 

Mr. Hamilton Introduced three young ladles who modeled suits made of 
ramie material, Mrs. Elisabeth Collins, Mrs. Foggy Summers and Mrs. 
Iva Hsrallton. 

Mr. Herman L. Close, a member of the Ramie Growers Association, 
called attention to the number of acres of land to be devoted to 
growing ramie and the cost of processing the fiber) also, the enormous 
amount of money this industry will bring into the Glades. 

Mr. Luther Jones, another member of the association, was Introduced 
and expressed his enthusiasm in the ramie industry over the ten-year 
period. 

Mr. Hamilton stated that he would file with the Trustees reports on 
Oils subject. 

Mr. B. H. Puller, Director of the State Development Commission, waa 
present and atated that the Commission has been for some time impressed 
with the potentialities of ramie and has cooperated in a small way with 
the project. He congratulated the group on what they have done in 
advancing the interest of ramie and assured the delegation that hie 
department is aa interested In assisting this industry aa in seeing 
a new industry oomo Into Florida. Recently through contact with a 
New York concern the Commission has been assured that by May 15, 1957, 
said company will begin ramie processing in Palm Beach County. 

Mr, Jamea G. Thompson, representing James G. Thompson and Company 
of Oloveravllle, Hew York, explained that this company became Interested 
in ramie Industry in Florida about a year ago when they were In Palm 
Beaoh County and had the cooperation of Dr. Allison and Commissioner 
of Agriculture Mayo, as well as the local groups; that his company has 
a lease contract on the Shawano property and expects to have the de- 
giusaing process plant in Florida by May 15, 1957, His opinion la bat 
this industry will be of great value to the people of the Gladea area 
and the whole state. 

The Trustees were congratulated on having engaged Mr. Morton to assist 
at the Experiment Station In the ramie work, and ha has done a great 
deal to create interest of manufacturers in making testa of ramie fiber. 

Attorney General Ervln explained that the Governor and Mr. Larson had 
to be present at a Budget Commlsaion meeting at this time, but a film 
la to be ah own In the Senate Chamber and the Governor and Mr. Larecn 
will join the group to aee the film. 

Mr. Mayo was asked for his comments on ramie prospects In Florida, 
and replied that he be case impressed with rami a ye are ago at the 
Experiment Station when Dr. Allison had a small area growing to test 
It out. Dr. Allison gave him plants sufficient to plant about 16 
acres at the Belle Glede Prison Farm, and as a reault Texas and 
Louisiana became interested and purchased about $15,000.00 of roots. 
Larger acreages were planted and although there have been some reverses, 
he has continued to believe It will be one of the coming industries in 
Florida. 



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Attorney General Ervin on behalf of the Trustees thanked the group 
for being preaent and making the presentation In the interest of 
the ramie industry. 



Mrs. Burton Bigelow, secretary of Alliance for Conservation of 
Natural Resources In Pinellas County, presented a delegation 
representing the Garden Clubs of Pinellas County: 

Mrs. Wlnfield Lott, Chairman of Conservation of 

St. Petersburg Garden Club; 
Krs. R. H. Davis, Vice-President of St. Petersburg 

Garden Club; 
Mrs. H. B. Dawson, Pre aidant of Don-Ca-Sar Garden Club; 
Mrs. Prank Baeler of Paea-A-Grllls Women's Club. 

Mrs. Bigelow stated that this group la Baking request on behalf of 
fourteen (lit.) counties in Florida, appealing to the Trustees for 
restriction from sal* of submerged lands owned by the state to private 
individuals. Thirty- three (33) letter a and appeals were submitted by 
clubs and civic agencies from the fourteen counties urging that the 
Trustees take steps to prevent further filling in the submerged areas 
of the state. 

Mrs. Dawson presented maps showing the area comprising the proposed 
Green fill and development and explained how disastrous such develop- 
ment trill be to the people of that area and the visitors coming to 
Florida. The decrease in value of property when fills are placed in 
already filled land, and the damage to fishing Industry and pleasure 
fishing were mentioned. The Purer sale waa referred to, and Mrs. 
Dawaon brought out that the land waa advertised in a Largo paper of 
very small circulation. 

Mrs. Dawson, speaking for the delegation, urged that the Trustees 
stop by legal means the Puren and Green fills, that construction of 
the B Byway be abandoned as it is not needed owing to the narrowness of 
the beach, and that the remaining submerged areas in Boca Clegs Bay be 
retained in the state for the benefit of the public and for feeding 
grounds for marine life. She urged that the statutes on the powers and 
duties of the Trustees be revised. 

Attorney General Ervin thanked the delegation for their presentation 
of the subject and gave assurance that the proposed sale and fills are 
now being studied by the Trustees' staff. Mr. Elliot, Mr. Wallia and 
Mr. Shackelford are making examination of all phases of the subject. 
The Land Use and Control Commission has filed its report on the Green 
fill. The Trustees will give careful consideration to all matters 
presented and try to render a deals ion as soon as possible. 

Mr. T. M. Shackelford reported that he and Mr. wall is attended hearings 
In Pinellas County on the Green application and a transcript of the 
record has been ordered for study. Within two weeks from the time of 
filing the transcript a brief can be filed by the Trustees. This will 
be dons, and it hay be necessary to appeal the case to the Circuit Court 
of Pinellas County. 

Mrs. N. B. Beecher, Clearwater, urged that the Trustees decline to sell 
the land for the Tlerra Verde project or allow any further fills in Boca 
Clega Bay, as it seems the only question ia whether a handful of people 
should be served or the public Interest of a larger area. 

Mr. Ben Overton requested that In considering these matters, the Trustee i 
take under advisement the Interest of this client, Walter Collany; also 
that the interest of Ed Wright should be given some thought. 



M. A. Ramsey of Port Pierce was present, representing Port Pierce Port 
and Terminal Company, with reference to application heretofore sent 
in for purchase of submerged river bottoms In front of property being 
scqulred from Port Pierce Properties, Inc., at the Port of Port Pierce. 
The area applied for ia located in Section 3, Township 3b South, Range 
I4.0 East, and comprises 6k. k acres in the Indian River, St* Lucie County. 
Mr. Ramsey explained that neigh er the Port Pierce Port Authority nor the 
county ia in position to improve the port, and that certified copy of 



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raaolutlons adopted by the County Commissioners and by the Pert 
Authority Indicate* approval of the sale of the submerged land 
to hia client. Hie company desires to Improve tile port facilities 
for uae by the public and dredge tha necessary allpa for handling 
deep water vaaaela. Spoil from the dredging will be used to fill 
certain areas Indicated on maps filed, 

Mr. Ramsey suggested that tha matter b* referred to Mr. Elliot for 
atudy and subsequent advertisement of tha land for objection* only. 
Also, that conveyance be made without coat owing to the benefit 
the faoilitlea will be to the publlo. 

Without objection, the application wee referred to Mr. Elliot for 
study end for securing froa the appllsenta eartif loate of ownership 
and such ether Information a* la necessary. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, aeeonded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the following salaries and neoessary and regular expenses be 
approved for payment) 

P. C. Elliot, Sngineer- Secretary $ 1,050.00 

W. T. Wallla, Assistant Engine er-Se ore tary 675.00 

H. 0. Morton, Fiber Technologist 625.00 

T. H. Ferguson, Land Agent 500.00 

A. R.Williama, Asat. Sngineer $97.92 

A. C. Bridges, Auditor 515.00 

C. Km Tooelle, Attorney 250.00 

P. J.Wysor, Jr., Engineering Aid 350.00 
M. 0. Baroo, Seer* tary- Clerk 
J. L. Dodge, Secretary -Clerk 



52*. 17 
1*60.00 



K. C. Pi chard, S* or* tary -Clark 358.75 

B. 0. shalfar, CI ark -Stenographer 338.75 

C, M. Greene, Rental Agent 52.50 
R, B, Landers, Held 29.16 
V. T. wallla 203-50 
V. T. wallla 182.55 
Richard B. Bunt 21.25 
B. 0. Morton 709.63 
3. 0. Edmund. 129.62 
T. M. Shackelford, Jr. 36.66 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer, TT. 

to General Revenue 103.00 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer, Tr. 

to State Sohool Fund 23,971).. 71* 

J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer, Tr. 

to State Board of Conservation 8,1*95.01 

Richard A. Lawrence 1,000.00 

Proctor * Sohwerta, In©. 7,072.29 
Deeb Builders, Inc. 10,01*6.77 

Remington Rand 22.00 

Sarasota Bar aid -Tribune 16,10 

The Clearwater Sun 15.33 

DeLand Sun Bawa 37.95 

Gilchrist County Journal 13.80 

Stuart Dally Sews, Inc. 13.80 

J. 0. Hoist 21.00 

Harry M. MoWhorter 165.00 

General Of flea Equipment Co. 1.10 

The B. * V. B, Drew Co, . I.k5 

Kldyette-Moor Insursnoe Agency (i.82 

General Of rice Equipewnt Co, 96.90 

Southeastern Telephone Co. 100.00 

Tallahassee Blue Print * Supply Co.- 5.25 

Punta Oorde Herald, Inc. 17.25 

Tha Tltusvllle Star-Advocate 36.80 

0*0. 0. Crawford, CCC Leon County 6.00 

Capitol Of floe Equipment Co. 1.1*5 

General Offio* Equipment Co. 21.20 
Winch* star Cons traction Co. 23,61*3.03 

Western Union Telegraph 19.27 

Jon S, Beaaley 350.61 

Leon "lueprintlng Co. 3. 50 

The Clearwater Sun 1*2,17 

Tha Miami Bar aid 113.05 



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Tallahaaaee Democrat 

The Key Weat Citizen 

Fort Fierce Newspapers, Inc. 

Henry Dingus, Jr. 

J. M. Bregar 

Shell Oil Company 

General Office Equipment Co. 

E. B. Leather-men, CCC Dade County 



21.65 
85.10 
1U.95 
50.00 
150.00 
14.20 

63.09 
119.33 



Financial Statements Tor the Month of December, 1956 • are a* follows: 

OHOER CHaFTER 610 



Balance mm of December 1, 
Receipts for Month; 

Land Sales 

Quitclaim Deeds 

Re venue Bonds 

Advertising 

Trustees Minutes 

Shell * Sand Leases 

Timber Leases 

Oil Lasses 

Or as i rig Laasas 

Mineral Leases 

Property Rental 

Payment on Loan 

Miscellaneous Leases 



1956 



163,016.21 

175-00 

20 t U?U.5o 

393.69 

10.00 

9,639.67 

66.20 

13,396.19 

60.00 

U, 901. 01 

11,311.11 
50.000.9U 

1*75.00 



1956 



Total Receipts for December, 
GRAND TOTAL 

Lesa: Disbursements for December, 
BALANCE AS OP DECEMBER 31* 1956 



1956 



*176,SU3-71 



19U. 123.72 
#370,667 .U3 

122. 023, L2 
S2Jifl.61iU.01 



DATE 

12-U-56 
12-S-56 

12-6-56 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OP DECEMBER, 
WARRANT 
BTMBER PAYEE 



1956 



12-7-56 

12-10-56 

12-11-56 



12-13-56 



165616 T. M. Shackelford, Jr. 

1676U6 General Office Equipment Company 

1676U9 Major N. C. Kllllan 

169UU0 Onltad States Poa toff ice 

169UU1 General Office Equipment Company 

169442 Leon Blueprinting Company 

169UU3 I.B.H. ^.icnlne Corporation 

169UUU Capital Office Equipment Compeny, 

169UU5 Capital Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc. 

169UU6 C. B. Arbogaat 

16944? Stuart Dally News, Inc. 

169UU6 Vero Beach Press Journal 

169UU9 Thi Miami Herald 

169U50 The Coral Tribune 

169U51 The Key West Cltlsen 

169U52 DaLsnd Sun News 

16997U Deeb Builders, Inc. 

170753 H. H. Hunt 

172390 C. P. Maaon 

1739UU Prentiss Huddles ton * Assoc. 

17UUUU J. Edwin Larson - to Stat* 

School Fund 

17UUU5 J. Edwin Larson - To State Board 

of Conservation 

177756 Jon S. Beaxley 

160061 Southeastern Telephone Company 

160062 Western Dnlon Telegraph Company 

160063 Remington Rand- 

180064 Blueprint & Supply Company 

160065 Standard Oil Company 

160066 George G, Crawford, CCC 
180067 Prank J. Anderson 
180066 The Key West Cltlien 

180069 Stuart Daily News, Inc. 

180070 Sarasota Her aid -Tribune 

180071 Euetls Lake Region News 

180072 The Tribune Company 

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Inc. 



AMOONT 

U5.U0 
518.50 
30.00 
15.00 
3.00 
1.26 
30.00 
30,67 
19.10 
25.00 
23-00 

17.25 

107.10 

16. UO 

19.93 

18. UO 

25.655.U2 

13.25 

57.60 

2,364.30 

30.6oU.77 

107.70 

3.15 
5.20 

3.6U 

U.U9 
2,00 
50.00 
U0.63 
• 19.55 
57.50 
13.W 

uu.io 



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DATE 



12-13-56 



12-11.-56 
12-16-56 
12-19-56 
12-20-56 
12-21-56 
12-21-56 



PAYEE 



WARRANT 
ITOHBER 

180073 
180074. 
180075 
180076 
183306 
187131 
186438 
190781 
192070 
192071 
192072 
192073 
192071). 
192075 
192076 
192077 
192078 
192079 
192080 
193798 
193799 
19391*' 
190W>L 
19014.61 
190462 
190463 
190464 
190465 
190466 
190467 
190468 
190469 
190470 

190471 

190472 
190473 
190474 
190475 
190476 
190477 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS POP MOHTH OF DECaiBER, 1956 



AMOPHT 



12-27-56 
12-31-56 



The Clearwater Sun 


I 26. S3 


Vero Beach Pre a a Journal 


19.55 


General Office Equipment Coop any 


3.15 


General Office Equipment Company 


4k. 96 


J. 0. Carllle 


9,353-65 


Jack Culpepper 


17,224.49 


H.P. Ford and 0. E. Ziegler 


1,500.00 


Ray £, Green 


65.05 


T. M. Shaeklef ord , Jr. 


22.76 


Blueprint * Supply Company 


12.75 
3.64 


Leon Blueprinting Company 


The Coral Tribune 


27.60 


Sarasota Herald -Tribune 


25.30 


St. Johns Realty Company 


100.00 


W. H. Dingus, Sr. 


45.00 


Key West Board of Realtors 


105.00 

4.25 


Shell Oil Company 


General Office Equipment Company 


13.09 


Capital Paper Company 


58.41 
161.80 


Ollberg'a 


Capital Venetian Blind Company 


106.60 


Mary Frances Brown 


17,000.00 


F. C. Elliot 


834.95 
398.20 


W. T.Wallis 


R. G. Morton 


485-90 


V. H. Farguaon 


351.20 


A. R. Williams 


472.79 


A. C. Bridges 


392.08 


C. L. Vocelle 


161.20 


M. 0. Bareo 


404-27 


J. L. Dedge 


354.75 


M. C. Flohard 


297.55 


B. 0. Shelfer 


268.96 


C. M. Greene 


49.35 


P. J. Wyaor, Jr. 


240.15 


R. H. Landers 


27.41 


Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 


26.15 


Wilson Life Insurance Coeqiany 


22.38 


State Retirement 


344.56 


Federal Tax 


949.40 



122.023.42 



0. 3. 0. S. COOPERATIVE FUND 



Balance aa of December 1, 1956 

Receipt! 
Disbursements 

Balance aa of December 31. 1956 



475.00 

600.00 
-0- 



1 1.075.00 



ORDER CHAPTER 18296 

Receipts to General Revenue: * 

December 3, 1956 
December 20, 1956 

TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THE MOHTH 

DISBURSEMENTS PROM GEHERAL REVENUE: 

DATc MARRAHT HO. PAYEE 

12-31-56 184829 E. Hewitt 

184830 J. C. Conner 

184631 Provident Life * Accident Ina. 

184835 Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 

184836 State Retirement 

184837 Federal Tax 

TOTAL DISBURSEMt-HTS FOK THE MOHTH 



Co. 



• 956.25 

12.922.30 

t 13.878.55 



AHOPWT 

391.41 
162.95 



7.75 
7.85 
.82 
JfeiO 



£ 



697,06 



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sobjacts tnroo chapter 16296 

Kr. Elliot presented Report lo. 66iv lilting kl bids for purchase of 
land under Chap tar 18296, and request for issuance of Hi 1 1 e bo rough 
County Da«d Ho. 14Sl-Dtiplloata to I. B. Dnntrlght and Carl H. Moseley, 
the original da ad having been Id at prior to recording. 

Notion Kit made, aaoondad and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
Report lo. bkk end authorise execution of daada corresponding thereto 
covering land aalaa and duplicate dead u requested. 



PALM BEACH COOTTC - On lovambar 20, 1956, the Trustees considered 

application froai Humble Oil and Refining Company for an oil, gas 
mineral lease for the full mineral interest in tan (10) teres of land 
owned under Chapter 610, in Section 5, Township kb South, Rang* 36 East, 
and the reserved interest In approximately 6,780 aoraa in Seotlon 35 » 
Township J+5 South, Rang* 35 East, in Sections 1, 5, 9, U, 13 sod 25, 
Township kb South, Range 35 East, and In Sections 5. 9, 17, 21, 29 and 
33 in Township 1*6 South, Range 36 East. The Trusts ss agrsed to elfsrtlM 
the lease for competitive aasled bids and notice was published In the 
Tallahassee Democrat and in the Pain Beech Poat on December 7, H.» 21 » 
28, 1956 and January I4., 1957 with bida to be received on this data. 
The Trustees required royalty payment of one-eighth in kind or in vslme 
and fifty cents par sera annual rental, increasing $% of the original 
amount each year after the first two years, the bid for said lea** to 
be the cash consideration or bonus. 

Bida were sailed for and the only offer received was from Bumble Oil 
and Refining Company, #497-50 covering the whole Interest in the tarn- 
sore parcel, and $2,302.50 for the reserved interest In land sold voder 
the Murphy Act. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the Slda 
from Humble Oil and Refining Company mid authorise execution of lease 
covering the area described in the advertisement. 



Motion was made by Mr. Laraon, aaoondad by Mr. Ervln and adopted, tfcat 
the following salaries be approved for payment: 



E. Hewitt, Clerk-Bookkeeper fc.72.08 

J.C. Conner, Clerk-Stenographer 225.00 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trttitau adjourn 



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CHAHDUI 

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Tallahassee, Florida 
January 29, 1957 

The Trustors of the Internal Improvement Fund met on thia date in the 
Board Room, of float of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Col Una .Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treaiurer 
Richard W. Er»in, Attorney General 



On January Zk, 1957, the Board of Commissioners of Stat* Institutions 
approved advance payment in an amount not exceeding $25,OOO.GO from the 
Internal Improvement Fund, for construction of double -decking certain 
rooms Immediately outside of the House Chamber door In the Capitol Building, 
in order to provide additional office space for the House of Representatives, 
with the understanding that the 1957 Legislature will appropriate a euffi cleat 
amount to repay the cost of a aid construction. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund concur in the action taken by the Board of Commissioners 
of State Institutions. 



The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions on this date agreed to enter 
into architectural contract with Hugo R. Broleman, Jr., of Orlando, Florida, 
for a fee of aix percent {6%) for plans and specifications In connection with 
construction of a State Agency Building In Orange County, said fee to be 
advanced from the Internal Improvement Fund with the understanding that said 
fund will be reimbursed after the sale of bonda for said building. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund concur in the action of the Board of Commissioners of 
State Institutions and authorise advancing the architectural fee of Mr. 
Broleman with provision for reimbursement as outlined. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
February ?, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the Board 
Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Coll ins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard -'. Ervln, Attorney General 



The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions on this date authorised the 
following and requested that payment be made from the Internal Fund: 



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#2,350.00 to cover varlcua ehangea made In remodllng the 
Attorney General's Of fleas, Capitol Building, which were 
not anticipated at the beginning of eonatruction, and to 
Install partitions, Including doors and neceeaary painting 
on the second floor to separata his department froai legislative 
committee rooms. 

Also, the Board authorised payment of the full adjusted contract 
amount of contract of Deeb Builders, Inc., with the exception 
of |805.OC to be withheld pending completion of three Items 
added by Change Order, and delayed for owner's convenience. 
(Total Contract price $67,350.00). 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise payments 

of the amounts as requested by the Board of CoaBslaeionera of State Ina titrations. 



Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Truateea approve action taken 
by the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions authorising occupancy 
by Mrs. El wood HcElhsney, Jr.., of an apartment purchased by the Truateea 
of the Internal Improvement Fund as a part of the Capitol Center. Rental 
to be at the rate of $60.00 per month in advance, on a month to month basia 
until the building Is disposed of, with the urd era tending thst there will 
be no axpenae on the part of the State for upkeep. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Truateea adjourned. 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
February 12, 1957 



The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date in the Board 
Room, offleaa of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

Richard M. Ervin, Attorney General 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van R. Ferguson, Land Agent 



The Secretary presented for approval minutes of the Trustees dated December 
16, 1956, January 3,15* 29, 1957, with information that coplea have been 
furnished each member. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve the minutes 
as presented. 



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Mr. Ferguson presented the following sale advertised to be held on this 
dste i 

MONROE COUNTY - On December 11, 1956, the Trustees considered offer of the 
appraised price of 1300,00 per acre from G. A. Crawshaw on behalf of J, B. 
Roll Company, Inc. , adjacent inland owner, for purchase of a parcel of sub- 
merged land in the Straits of Florida In Section 28, township 63 South, 
Range 37 East, Upper Matecunbe Key, lying southeasterly of and abutting the 
northeasterly half of Lot 7 and all of Lots 8 end 9, Block 10 of Stratton'e 
Subdivision, containing 2.3 acres, more or leas. The Trustees advertised 
the land for obj actions only end notice of sale was published in the Key 
West Cltlien on January h. 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 1957, with aale to be 
held on thia date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the 
records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed to the 
sale. 

Motion was made by Hr. Green, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, that the 
Trustees eccept the offer of 5300.00 en acre and confirm sale in favor of 

J. B. Roll Company, Inc. 



BREVARD COUNTY - Mr. Porguson reported that by Deed No. 21165 dated March 
20, 1956, the Trustees conveyed tc the City of Cocoa, Florida, submerged 
land adjacent to and east of Government Lots 1 and 3, Section 33* Township Zk 
South, Range }b East, to be used for public purposes only. A subdivision 
map has been made and recorded of the area rnd the City of Cocoa deaires to 
convey to the Episcopal Church of Cocoa the South 26 feet of Lot 11 of the 
new subdivision. Request is made that the Trustees issue a quitclaim deed 
releasing the public purpose reservation as tc the South 26 feet of Lot 11, 
Cocoa River Development Subdivision, Cocoa, Florida. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise Issuance 
of quitclaim deed releasing the public purpose clause In Deed No. 21165 
insofar as it applies to the South 26 feet of Lot 11, Cocos River Development 
Subdivision. 



BROWARD COUNTY - On March 2, 1951;, the Trustees sold under Contract No. 20621* 
to William F, Simnons, Jr., and «. R. Dawes 1109.36 acres of land in Sections 
13* 23 and 2k, Township 1*9 South, Range k0 East, subject to Lease No. 772 
held by Robert L. Bates, expiring December 15, 1965* Lease rental waa to be 
paid to contract purchasers. Mr. Simnons advises that the lease rental due 
December 14, 1956 has not been paid and he is requesting the Trustees to 
cancel the lease for non-payment of rental pursuant to terms of paragraph 
9 of said lease. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm cancellation 
of Lease No. 772. 



DADE COUNTY - Comraonwe el th Oil Company requests approval of assignment to 
Coastal Petroleum Company of an undivided one-half interest in oil and gas 
Lease No. 1085. Said lease waa Issued to Commonwealth Oil Company January 3, 
1957 covering 220 acres in Sections 20, 22, 23 and 2k, Township 5k South, 
Range 35 Esat, and request for assignment Is made pursuant to Paragraph Ik 
of said lease. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve assignment 
of an undivided one -half Interest in acreage under Lease No. 1085 . 



GuADES C0UMTY - D. C. Mitchell, holder of Grazing Lease No. 650 which expires 
February 12, 1957, makes application for extension of said lease. The lease 
covers kO acrea, more or less, of reclaimed lake bottom land in Section 12, 
Township U2 South, Range 32 East, and rental is on the basis of (1*0.00 per 
annum. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise extension 
of Lease No. 850 for a period of five years upon the aame terms and conditions. 



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OLaDES CutJOTY - Report was presented from the Cw and Fresh Water Fish 
Commission of eomplsints receive d that fences constructed out Into Lske 
Okeechobee ere en impediment end hazard to persons using the lake and 
marsh for hunting, boating and fishing. Identification of upland owners 
who have era c ted the fences has not been made, end two leases - Bos. l4.Oi4.-A 
and I4OI4.-B - do not specifically authorise or prohibit fences, but Lease 
Ke. 712 provides for lessee to remove any fences erected by him. The 
Trustees reserve the right to enter upon and view the condition of the 
premises. 

Without objection. It was agreed that further information be secured as 
to holders of the leases and tents thereof, and that they be notified of 
the opposition to erection of fences out in the lake waters and of the 
sovereign rights of the public to hunting, fishing and boating. Also, 
that lessees be advised that no fences should extend out into the lake. 
It waa so ordered. 



LAKE COUNT* - Mr. William Diggla offers $10,00 an acre, which Is In exoeas 

of the apprslsed prlos, for purchase of Lot 5, Section 2k, Township 17 

South, Range 29 East, containing lli+.JU acres, more or less. Mr. Ferguson 

advised that he has received a higher offer of $25.00 an acre for the land. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to advertise 
the land for competitive bids starting at $25.00 per acre. 



The following applications are submitted from adjacent owners for purchase 
of submerged areas ad jointing upland props- ty of eachi 

1. Brevard County - Joseph F. Luley and Cornelia Luley, his wife, 
offer the appraised price of $100.00 per acre for purchase of 
the South 17U.9 feet, more or less, of the Horth 149U.9 feet 
of Section 15, Township 2k South, Range 37 East, lying West of 
the high water mark of the Easterly shore and neander line of 
the Banana River, excepting therefrom the West 1700 feet of said 
Section 15, containing 11.3U8 acres, more or less. Applicant also 
applies for permit to construct, maintain and operate a navigable 
channel from the area sought to be purchased to the navigable 
channel of the Banana River, and to deposit the spoil derived from 
excavating on the land here applied for, 

2. Indian River County - Julian W, Lowensteln, on behalf of Vero Beach 
Shores, Inc., offers the appraised price of $120.00 per sere for 
3I4.02 acres of submerged land in the Indian River adjoining Govern- 
ment Lot 1, Section 29, Township 33 South, Range I4O East. 

3. Manatee County - Doyle E. Carlton, on behalf of Sydney R. lawman 
and Associates, offers $100.00 per acre, which la in excess of the 
appraised price, for 392.9 acres of submerged land in Sarasota Bay, 
southwesterly of and abutting upland ownership in Sections 7 and 
13, Township 35 South, Range 16 East, and Sections 17, 18, 19, 20 
and 21, Township 35 South, Range 17 East, 

k. Manatee County - W. M. Burnett, Jr., on behalf of himself and D. M. 

and P. D. Horton, off era $200.00 per acre for purchase of land adjacent 
to their property In Section 20, Township 3*4 South, Range 17 East. 

5. Martin County - Wardlaw & Stewart, on behalf of Tuacbay Properties, 
offers the appraised price of $200.00 per acre for a parcel of sub- 
merged land in Indian River, Section 6, Township 36 South, Range l\2 
East, lying westerly of and adjacent tc Government Lot 2 of aald 
Section 8, containing lv9 acres, more or less, and on behalf of 
Falmouth Limited, off era $200.00 per acre for submerged land in 
Sec ti one 7 and 8, Townahip 38 South, Range kZ Bast, lying westerly 
of and adjacent to said Section 8, containing 91 acres, mors or less. 



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6. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Ray T, Slraan and 
Julia P. Siman, hla wife, offers the appraised price of $100,00 
for one-third of an acre adjacent to their property in Section 
28, Township 63 South, Range 3? East, de aired for enlarging 
applicant's boat basin. The offer conforms to the appraised 
price of $300.00 per acre. 

7. Monroe County - 0. T. Deiaporte offers the appraised price of 
1200.00 per acre for purchase of 0.51 of an acre of submerged 
land adjacent to his upland on Stock Island in Section 35 > 
Township 67 South, Range 25 East. 

8. Monroe County - Paul !• Sawyer, on behalf of Newlclrk Realty 
Corp. and P. K. M. , Inc., offers the appraised price of $100.00 
per acre for bay bottom land adjacent to Duck Key In Sections 20 
and 21, Township 65 South, Range 34 East. Applicants plsn to 
develop the area. 

9. Monroe County - w. A. Parrlsh, on behalf of J. D. Reeves, offers 
the appraiaed price of $300.00 per acre for 0,7 of an acre adjacent 
to upland property in Section 10, Township 66 South, Range 32 East. 

10. Volusia County - Raymond, Wilson & Earl, on behalf of Hughes Supply, 
Inc., and Wesley N. Raymond, offer the appraiaed price of $600.00 
per acre for 6.1 acres adjacent to their upland property described 
as Lota 10, 11 and 12, Block 26, East of Riverside Drive in Holly 
Hill, Mason and Car swell Subdivision, in Section 37, Township 15 
South, Range 33 East. 

11. Volusia County - E. William Gautier, on behalf of Richard A. 
Arehambault, offers the appraised price of $450.00 per acre for 
2.2 acres adjacent to Lot 2, Lowd's Subdivision, Section 2, 
Tounahlp 16 South, Range 3k E»st. 

12. Volusia County - Brass and Strong, on behalf of Guy B, Odum, offers 
the appraised price of $160.00 for 0.32 of an acre for purchase of 
filled Halifax River bottom in Seabreeze Park Subdivision, in Section 
36, Township Ik South, Range 32 East, This parcel was filled about 
1932 in connection with Government dredging of Waterway channel. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to advertise 
for objections only the twelve (12) parcels of submerged land applied for by 
adjoining upland owners, based on the offers submitted. 



MANATEE COUNTY - Gordon B. Snowies, Jr., on behalf of Kimball C. Atwood, Jr., 
offers the appraised price of $300.00 per acre for purchase of a parcel of 
land in Section 26, Township 3k South, Range 17 Eaat. Application shows the 
area to be filled and applicant desires to dredge a fresh water basin in 
which to moor and exhibit the "River Queen", a former Mississippi a tern - 
wheeler, aa a tourist attraction, housing a museum and a restaurant seating 
400 persona. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees advertise the area 
for objections only, based on the offer submitted, with notice to contain a 
statement as to the use of the property! si so that the Land Agent secure 
information as to the toning requirements in that locality. 



0RAROE CODsTY - C. H. Gay, on behalf of A. K. Gibbons, makes application to 
purchase 0.175 of an acre, more or leas, of reclaimed Lake Conway bottom land 
adjacent to land now owned by applicant in Section 30, Township 23 South, 
Range 30 Eaat. In 1953 this land was applied for but protest was filed by 
Orlando Yacht Club. Since that time the Yacht Club property has been sold 
to another party and the present owner has filed a letter withdrawing any 
objection he might be in position to make. Established price for reclaimed 
lake bottoms in this area is $300.00 with a minimum price of $100.00 for 
leas than one acre. 

Motion was mad* by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, that the 
Trustees authorize conveyance to Mr. Gibbons of the parcel applied for, 
without advertising, upon payment of $100.00. 



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FIHELLAS COOjrT* - Chauncey Hyatt, on behalf of Leonard L. Mlnthorne, 
makes application for corrective deed correcting de script ion In Deed Mo. 
19559 dated January 21, 1950, conveying certain submerged land in Section 
3, Tom ship 29 South, Range 16 East. The map furnished by applicant contained 
an erroneous bearing and necessitates issuance of a corrective deed. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, that the 
Trustees authorize issuance of correction deed as requested upon payment of 
$10.00. 



Humble Oil and Refining Company la preparing to make an ex tensive gravity 
meter survey in conjunction with their exploration work on approximately 
1+00,000 acres of land In Palm Beach, Broward, Collier and Hendry Counties 
which they have under lease. Within these counties the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund and the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions 
own lands, end Rumble Oil and Refining Company dealree permission to conduct 
gravity meter exploration work on the state lands not covered by its leaae. 
In the event of any accident that might damage property of tome surface 
owner, the applicant will be responsible for all damages. (The Board or 
Commissioners of State Institutions and the State Board of Education have 
granted similar authorisation.) 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee* grant request of 
Humble Oil 4 Refining Company for exploration on land owned by the Internal 
Improvement Fund. 



The following applications are presented for consideration: 

1. DeSoto County - Elverne Hall, on behalf of Peace River Highlands, 
Ltd., offers the appraised price of $50.00 an acre for Lota 11, 12 
and 13, Seotlon 26; Lot 21, Section 27; end Lota U, 5> 6» H and 
12, Section 35, all in Toienahip 39 South, Range 23 East, containing 
153 ■ 26 acres; 

2. Lee County - Mrs. Marian W, Cannon offera the appraised price of 
$100.00 per acre for the 1$ of SEt of Section Zk, Township I4.6 South, 
Range 22 East. Applicants plan to develop the land as home si tea, 

a medical center, growing of hydroponic vegetables, and a nursery of 
exotic flower a and shrubs; 

3. Monroe County - Bemle C, Fapy offers $100.00 per acre, which is in 
line with appraisals in that locality, for purchase of Lots 9, 10 
end 11, Section 20, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, containing 
93»°7 acres, more or less; 

It,. Okeechobee County - T, M. Conely, Jr., on behalf of Mrs. Luclle 

Walker, offers the appraised price of $35-00 for Lot k of Block Zhk, 
First Addition to the Town of Okeechobee, Sections 21 end 22, Town- 
ship 37 South, Range 35 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to advertise 
for competitive bids the four parcels of land applied for, located in DeSoto, 
Lee, Monroe and Okeechobee Counties, starting with the offers submitted by 
each applicant. 



Two appli cations were presented from the State Road Department for rights 
of way desired for two state roads: 

1. Lee and Collier Counties - Re: State Road lo. 865 - Sections 1260-150 
and 03 6 1-150. The State Road Department applies for right of way and 
dredging area across submerged lands in Eatero Bay and vicinity located 
in Sections 31 and 32, Township U7 South, Range 25 East, Lee County, 
and in Sectiona 5 and 6, Township 46 South, Range 25 East, Collier 
County, lying within fifty (50) feet each aide of the survey line of 
State Road 865; and 

2. St. Lucie County - Re: State Road A-l-A - Section 9405-107. The State 
Road Department applies for road right of way easement across sub- 
merged lands, sand bars, fills, Islands and other lands of Indian 
River In Section 27, Township 36 South, Range 1*1 East; also, across 



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submerged lands, sand bars, fills, islands and other lands or 
Big Hud Creek, Section 9, Township 36 South, Range J+l East; 
and across submerged lands, sand bars. Tills, islands and 
other lands of Indian River in Section 32, Township 35 South, 
Range 1*1 ^est, all lying within fifty (50) feet each aide of 
survey line of State Road A-l-A. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise right of 
way easements in favor of the State Road Department covering the areas applied 
for in Lee and Collier Counties and St. Lucie County. 



MONROE COUHTY - M. Ignatius Lester, on behalf of the City of Key Wast, makes 
application for a deed or an easement over an existing waterway for excavation 
of a seventy foot (70') canal running from North Roosevelt Boulevard to Flagler 
Avenue. The area applied for consists of six (6) acrea, more or less, and 
is needed for drainage purposes. When a bridge is constructed on Flagler 
Avenue It will facilitate the passing of boats from one side of the Island 
to the other. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise Issuance 
of perpetual easement in favor of the City of Key West with reversion clause, 
consideration to be nominal. 



HONROt CuUMTY - Julius F. Stone, on behalf of Lucille S. Stone, hia wife, 
requests that the Trustees issue correction deed for the purpose of removing 
restrictions in original Deed Ho. 2025b dated December 31, 1952, conveying 
one IX) acre of submerged land adjacent to her property at Whitehead Street 
In the City of Key Went. It was explained that the restriction was voluntarily 
put in the deed to cooperate with the city at a time when it was thought the 
city would have certain control over the bay bottoms. This not having proved 
true, the city sees no reason for Mrs. Stone to be penalised, end has with- 
drawn the restriction. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that proper Instrument be issued to 
Mrs. Stone, releaeing the restrictions placed in original Deed Ho. 20266. 



OKEECHOBEE COUNTY - Thad H. Carlton, on behalf of S. G. Harned and wife, 
requests issuance of correction deed for the purpose of correcting an error 
made In Deed Ho. 187U5-C dated July 17, 1945. to Nathan Holmes and wife, 
conveying land in Township 36 South, Range 34 East. Mr. and Mrs. Harned are 
immediate successors in title to Mr. and Mrs. Holmes. The error was apparently 
on the part it the Trustees, and no charge should be made for correction deed. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise Issuance of 
correction deed without cost in favor of the present owners of the property 
for correcting the error In description. 



OKALOOSA COUNTY - Eugene B. Mason made application to purchase approximately 
770 acrea of submerged land north of the Old Military Reservation of the 
united States on Santa Rosa 1 aland. He offers the appraised value of »2.00 
per acre and submits letter of authority from the Colonel, Corps of Engineers, 
District Engineer, Mobile, Alabama, as evidence of recommendation and consent 
by the United States. Applicant proposes to fill and develop the area end 
Improve navigation channel by proposed dredging to ottain fill material. All 
dredging and filling will be done under inspection and approval of the 
Hydraulics Division of the Corps of Engineers. 

Mr. Mason further stated that his development will be en asset to the island 

on account of eroaion which is fast washing away a considerable part of the land 

on the bay side. 

Upon discussion of the application and offer, the Trustee a were not agreeable 
to consider the appraised price. However, It was moved, second ed and adopted 
that the land be advertised for objections only based on a price of $6.00 per 
acre, with the distinct understanding that even though no objections are filed 
to the sale, the Trustees still leave the matter open for making final decision 



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whether to tall or not; that development* during the five weeks of 
advertisement may change the situation, and the fact that only three 
member a of the board are present today make a it advisable that no definite 
action be taken at this time other than to authorise advertisement for 
objection!. Alto, in the event tale is made of the land, the deed will 
carry a condition that development will commence within ona year from 
data of sale. 

Mr. Mason agreed to the above action. 



POLK COUNTY - A. R07 Surles, Jr., on behalf of the City of Lakeland, Florida 
submits copy of Resolution Mo. 270 adopted by the City Commission of Lakelani 
requesting that the Trustees grant permits Ion to the city for filling a atrl] 
of bottom land of Lake Bollingtworth within amid city to a width of fifty 
(50) feet lakeward of the shore line, a distance of BOO feet along aald 
shoreline. The area will be used for motor vehicle off 'street parking and 
will in no viae affect the free use and benefit of any other portion of 
the lake by the public. The atrip applied for, together with the area 
between the shoreline and the present pavement line of Lake Holllngaworth 
Drive, will afford an tret 106 feet In width by 600 fett in length for 
public parking. 

Mr. Per gu ton recommends that the request be granted in the form of a permit, 
aubjeot to advertising for any objections to Issuance of such permit, said 
advertlaement to run once weekly for five (5) consecutive weeks In t Lakelani 
newtpaper, all 00s ta of which will be paid by the City of Lakeland. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trutttet grant permit at 
recommended by Mr. Ferguson, subject to advertising for objection at out- 
lined. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Mr. Ferguson submitted for dltcuttlon two proposed cove- 
nants to be inserted In future deeds of the Trustees of Internal Improvement 
Fund, having reference to (1} obtaining permlttlon to fill submerged land 
and the area from which fill can be taken, and (2) providing for obtaining 
permlttlon from local authorltlea, and assuring from the Trustees a separata 
agreement deelgnating the area from which fill may be taken. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the proposed coven ante be re- 
ferred to the Attorney General for examination and report. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Application was pre tented from H. A. Ramsey, on behalf 
of Fort Pierce Port and Terminal Company and John C. Mack ay, to purchase 
6I4..I4. tores of submerged land in Fort Pierce Harbor for proposed expansion 
of the port, terminal and allied facllltlea in the port, including docking 
of deep water vessels, turning bat In and development of industrial tltes. 

Mr. Ferguson reported that neither Mr. Htckey nor the Port end Terminal 
Company appear to hold title to the adjtoent upland at Silt time, and a 
review of the proposed plan with the engineer lndieatet thtt the development 
will hardly be adequate for accommodating ocean going vests It. Alto, the 
filling operation would appear to lessen the now available water area for 
turning and mooring large vessels without relocation of the Intracoastal 
Waterway, for which there is no evidence of authorisation. It Is recoaaaende 
thtt authority be given the Land Agent to advertise for tale, subject to 
objections only tuch area in the location which may hereafter bt approved 
by the engineer for the Trustees and after offer of the appralaed value 
of auch approved area has been received from the record owner of the adjacen 
upland. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve the re- 
commendation of the Land Agent as the action of the Trustees on the appli- 
cation from Fort Pierce Port and Terminal Company. It wet to ordered. 



Without objection, the Trustees informally patted for further consideration 
the application from Bay Lands, Inc., requesting reconsideration of action 
taken November 13, 195b. 



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the Trustees having discussed the subject developed at the hearing Tuesday, 
January 15, 1957, when persona interested in the development of ramie In 
the state Mere heard, hereby resolve 

1. That they express sincere appreciation to Mr. Edgar 0. 
Basil ton and his associates for appearing before the 
Trustees and bringing first hand information as to the 
efforts being Made by then to develop ramie commercially 
and its processing and wish to commend them for the exceed- 
ingly worthy efforts they are making in furthering the 
development of ramie which, if successful, will be beneficial 
to the progress and welfare of the state. 

2. That they express appreciation to Mr. William L, Pierce 

for his contribution to the processing of ramie by application 
of his inventive genius and his untiring and continuing efforts 
to perfect processing machinery and equipment suitable for 
making the production of ramie commercially feasible. 

3. That the Trustees extend encouragement and assurance to all 
persons Interested in the development of the ramie Industry 
that they will continue to lend their aid to the program 
insofar as they reasonably and consistently may do so. 



Hotlon waa made by Mr. Ervln, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees adopt 
the above resolution. 



MAXATEE COUNTY - Robert A. Rickey of Br ad en ton, Florida, requests that the 
Trustees disclaim interest in and to- Government Lot 2 of Section 16, Township 
3U South, Range 17 East, which was conveyed by the united States to the State 
of Florida for school purposes. It was explained that the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund was never and is not now a party to the conveyance 
of the land, and recommendation la that the disclaimer be issued as requested, 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise issuance of 
a disclaimer to the land a In Government Lot 2 as described. 



The Trustees heretofore fixed Oils date for hearing members of the Ship Canal 
Authority of the State of Florida, and the Board of County Commissioners of 
Duval County, In reference to an Island in the St. Johns River known as 
"Goat Island" or "Terminal Island". 

Mr. R. M. Dosh, speaking for the Ship Canal Authority, presented to the Trustees 
of Internal Improvement Fund a deed from the Ship Canal Authority to Goat or 
Terminal Island, releasing and quitclaiming any Interest the said authority 
might have in and to said island. The executed deed was presented to the 
Trustees. 

Mr. Dosh then introduced Messrs. Julius C. Martin, Chairman of the Board of 
County Commissioners of Marlon County, A. B. Folks, George W. Mulllna, '■'. L. 
Tomllnson and Vernon Coin, members of the Board of County Commissioners, 
John F. aieholson. Clerk of the Circuit Court of Marlon County, and State 
Representative W, V. Chappell, Jr., Marion County. Others Introduced are 
Carl 0. Rose, W. Norman Home, David White, B. B. Keel, William Grayson, 
Clyde Byrd, Robert M. 01 la trap, Alison R. Strickland, W. M. Davidaon, W. E. 
Clemmona and Tom DuBoee. The delegation present from Duval County were 
Commissioner* Julian Warren, Joe F. Hammond and County Attorney J. Henry 
Blount, 

Governor Collins expressed appreciation for the action taken by the ship 
Canal Authority in quitclaiming Goat Island to the True tee a. 

Mr. J. Henry Blount, attorney for Duval County, reported that the Board of 
County Commissioners and the Ship Canal Authority have been working for some 
time to dear up this situation, and they are glad to report that the liti- 
gation that has been pending has been completed. Mr. Blount also read a 
resolution adopted by the Board February 11, 1957, requesting that the 
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund "withhold and defer any official 



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■etion looking toward the conveyance or disposition of any part or portion 
of the lalands In the St. Johns River In Duval County, commonly known aa 
Goat Island, until after the adjournment of the session of the Florida 
Legislature commencing in April 1957". 

Upon Inquiry from Attorney General Ervln as to whether or not Goat Island 
and Terminal Island are one and the aaaie, Admiral R. Malcolm Portaon re- 
plied that the two names apply to one and the same island, and that It la 
generally known as Goat Island. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee a of the Internal 
Improvement Pond formally accept the quitclaim deed from the Ship Canal 
Authority conveying Goat Island in Duval County, and express appreciation 
to both official groups for being able to work out satisfactorily their 
differences with respect to this area. 

Also, with reference to Goat I aland, a letter waa presented from Herman 
Olmer, Jr., on behalf of clients. Will D. Herri tt and Amory M. Merrltt, 
his wife; Pembroke Hucklna and Ava S. Hue kin a, his wife, and Elisabeth A. 
Payne, requeating quitclaim deed froti the Trustees of Internal Improvement 
Fund to Lot 1, Section 20, and a portion or Lot 8, Section 29, In Township 
1 South, Range 28 East, Goat Island, Duval County. 

Mr. Blount called attention to s deed heretofore Issued by the Trustees 
to ell ants of Mr. Ulmer conveyiig lands in the same locality, as well as 
an easement granted to the United States Government. 

Governor Collins explained that the Trustees will refer the request from 
Mr. Ulmer to the Attorney General for his advice and report with respect 
to the responsibilities of this board and will withhold indefinitely any 
action pending such advice; that no quitclaim deed will be Issued unless 
by future determination by the Attorney General or by the Courts It Is 
decided such action should be taken, and that no action will be taken 
without prior notice to the Board of County Commissioners of Duval County. 
It waa so ordered. 

Attorney General Ervln stated that the lawsuit pending haa been dismissed. 



Mr. Elliot advised that the statue of the application from Mr. Al Furen 
to the Pinellas County Water and navigation Control Authority was the 
subject of discussion between him and Mr. T. H. Shackleford, Jr. , and 
subsequently Attorney General Ervln, Comptroller Green and State Treasurer 
Larson had a masting with Mr. Shackleford. 

Attorney General Ervln reported tret Mr. Green, Mr. Larson and himself were 
the only members of the Trustees in the Capitol on that date and Mr. Shaokl 
ford reported that it was necessary that some action be taken Immediately. 
Mr, Shackleford was requested to confer with Secretary of State Gray, as a 
member of the State Board of Conservation, since that department has come 
into the picture through protest to the fill by Dr. Ingle. It was the 
opinion of the members present that Mr. Snackleford, on behalf of the State 
of Florida, should be authorized to cooperate with the City of Oulfport 
and Its attorney in filing exceptions to the Examiner's report In the mattes 
pursuant to Chapter 31182, Lawa of Florida, Special Acta of 1955a and If 
necessary to request rehearing In the event final decision of the Pinellas 
County Water and navigation Control Authority was favorable to the fill. 
Should requeat for rehearing be denied Mr. Shackleford was also authorized 
to proceed, on behalf of the State of Florida representing the State Board 
of Conservation, and the Attorney General, representing the people of the 
state, and the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, to ask for a 
review by the Circuit Court of the Pinellas County Water and navigation 
Control Authority's decision. This action necessitates securing a copy of 
the transcript of the hearing before the examiner and participation In the 
preparation of a brief in opposition to the fill, and assisting in the 
arguments before the Pinellas County Board and probably before the Circuit 
Court. This action was taken up by the three members as it was thought 
that the Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority would hear 
application before another meeting of the Trustees. 

Governor Collins approved the action taken by the Attorney General, the 
Comptroller and the State Treasurer and suggested that Mr. Elliot write 
the Pinellas County Water and navigation Control Authority advising them 
of the position taken by the Trustees, requesting that said letter be re- 
garded as a part of the record In this hearing. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the action taken by the three 
members be approved as the action of the board and that any expense of 
. the Attorney General and Mr. Shackleford accruing as a result of the 
opposition to the fill be paid by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund. 



also. In connection with the applications front Mr, Al Puren to fill the 
Cat's Point Bank In Boca Clegs Bay, and from Dr. Bradley Wsldron to fill 
the Tlerre Verde tract, Pinellas County, two resolutions adopted by the 
City Council of the City of St. Petersburg January 1$, 1957 were presented. 
In each esse the city council approved the application. 

Without objection the resolutions were ordered filed for consideration when 
the two applications come up for final action. 



Mr. Ford Thompson, attorney of Tallahassee, representing s group of upland 
owners in Pinellas County who object to filling of submerged areas, re- 
quested that the Trustees make an expression of their position as to the 
Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority having the final 
decision on these fills. He also called attention to a recent Supreme 
Court decision having reference to submerged lands. 

Governor Collins advised Mr. Thompson that the Trustees have taken action 
today authorising Mr. T. M. Shackleford to participate to whatever extent 
he can with the Navigation Authority and if necessary in further court 
proceedings asserting the position of the Trustees that the Puren fill will 
not be In the public Interest. 

Letters were presented from several residents of Pinellas County protesting 
the filling of the areas referred to as Cat's Point Bank and Tlerre Verde, 
as follows: 

Elmer Ermatinger, Pass-A-Grille 
Margaret E, Miller, St. Peter aburg 
A. E. Anderson, Gulfport 
Muriel A. Smith, St. Petersburg 
Blake C. Smith, St. Petersburg 

The letters were ordered filed for further consideration. 

Mr. Elliot ststed that he had furnished each member of the Trustees with the 
following report on the Tlerre Verde matter. 

"January 31, 1957 

"Honorable Leftoy Collins, Governor 
Honorsble Ray E. Green, Cotrptroller 
Honorable J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Honorsble Richard W. fcrvin, Attorney General 
Honorable Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 

Of and Composing the TRUSTEES OF THz. INTERNAL IMPRuVEMtNT FUND OF THt STATE 

of Florida 

Dear Sirs: 

Submitted herewith is preliminary report,- Tlerre Verde proposal, Pinellas 
County, Florida. This report is of a general nature only. Its purpose la 
to acquaint the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund with what is in- 
volved In the Boca Clega Bay Tlerre Verde proposal and what the problems 
are. Before a final report can be prepared, far more Information, accurate, 
reliable and In detail, much of a technical nature, le essential for determining 
what may and what may not be done in the Boca Clega Bay area. Such a report 
should comprehend more than the area Involved in any a ingle improvement planned 
for the bay and include all affected areas. 

The proposal before the Trustees of the Interns 1 Improvement Fund is for a 
development comprising approximately 650 acres of land, principally lelanda, 
title to which Is in the applicant , together with approximately 1950 acres of 
submerged bottoms, title to which is in the Trustees. The total area proposed 
to be developed. Including thst owned by applicant and that owned by Trustees, 
represents 2600 acres, more or less. Drawing No. 1 enlarged from applicant's 
"HERE A VEkDE MASTER PLAN" shows the nature and extent of the proposed development. 



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Itt exterior lines fit over the heavy ore ken lines on driving Ho. 2. To 

the 2b00 mere are* ma above should be added an area 1500 feet vide east 

and west by about 10,000 feet north and south, not to be acquired by 

applicant, but proposed to be used, from which fill uteri al Is to be 

taken to a depth of 20 feet. The area covered by thla borrow la approximately 

340 acres, ao that the total area Involved In the proposed improvement in 

round f If urea la J ,000 aerea. 

Thla large area cannot be considered by ltaelf, alnee Mhat la done within 
It will affect other areas around it. That hereafter atated has reference 
to the proposed Tlerra Verde development, but doea not Ignore lta general 
effect on other areas within the bay. Also, that here discussed is applicable 
not only to Boca Ciega Bay, but to other areas of like character elsewhere. 
Its application is general, relating to submerged bottoms and waters of like 
character anywhere in thla state. 

The fallowing are the major problem* to be considered: 

A. Preservation of shallow aubmerged bottoms. 

B. Elimination of mosquito haterd. 

C. Building up of land to be filled to safe elevation against 
storm conditions. 

D. Guarding against shoaling or closing of natural channels. 

Navigation is not considered a problem. Improvement to navigation will re- 
sult as an incident to dredging for lend building. 

Involved In the foregoing, A to D, la the harmonising of all those principal 
considerations with s view toward protesting and conserving the natural re- 
sources of the area in connection with a plan for improvement and development. 

Drawing No. 2 illustrates in a general way what may be done toward effectuating 
that above referred to in Boca Ciega Bay. 

AS Tu A - SHALLOW BOTTuMa: 

These are the submerged areas generally within the sons covered and un- 
covered by the ebb and flow of the tide and those below ordinary low ttds 
to a depth of around 6 feet. These bottoms are predominately; covered with 
grass, and occasionally with mangrove. These and others Ilk* them are the 
rich aea bottoms in our bays, sounds and lagoons. In and on them la the origin 
of almost all food for marine life and aquatic birds making their habitat 
there. Pood on the flats begins with the primordial forms of animal life, 
much of It coming down from earner Ian and even pre-cambrlsn time of half a 
billion years or more ago, together with plant life from its earliest form. 
The animal and the plant life, taken together, comprises the biota out of 
which food for marine animals originates. Many of these life forma are 
micro-organisms, some residing below and on the surface of the bottoms, on 
the grssses and other plant growth, and in the aea water ltsalf. That life 
has gone on through the agea. Out of thoae earlier forms have evolved higher 
orders of life, to that suitable as sea food for man, and other essential 
uaea entering into man's economy. These bottoms are the abode, refuge and 
spawning grounds, essential to repopulating not only our shore waters, but 
the ses ltaelf, as to many kinds of marine life. 

These rich sea bottoms may be likened to our rich bottom pasture landa and 
to our farm lands which support our food animals. The thought of our land 
food animals goes far beyond the animal ltaelf to their food and to that out 
of which their food comes, the soil, lis condition, the organisms therein, 
its bacterls and mineral content and moisture, all for supporting plant life 
on which our land food animals subsist. That, all taken together, everyone 
knows; but not so, unfortunately as to that eaaentlal to marine life on 
which man's sea food supply depends. Our rich ses bottoms should be protected 
end conserved. To that, promiscuous dredging and filling, without thought 
of its consequences, is opposed. 

The major portion of our rich bay bottoms can be conserved, while at the 
same time permitting suitable land areas to be built up for man's occupancy. 
In the instant case, Boca Ciega Bay, I feel that somewhere within these 
3,000 acres there is room for a well thought out development which will not 
do great violence to natural conditions in the bay, and that minimum damage 
would be Justified by the value of the improvement from the standpoint of 
both the public and private Interest. Damage to submerged bottoms can be 
held to a minimum by limiting dredging to such sreas and to such quantity 
or dredged material as is necessary to raias the surf see of existing land 
masses esssntlsl for such development, and raising certain areas marginal 
to the open gulf, to be hereafter referred to. 



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A3 Tu B - THE HOSQUITu HAZARD: 

Elimination or the mosquitoes etn be accomplished in large degree by rilling 
mangrove ircn to a root or two above high tide. For the most part, the 
•■all mangrove la lands are not necessary to the Improvement of the larger 
land utiti In the bay. The elimination of mangrove on the Islands to 
become a part of the Improvement would automatically result from these areas 
being rilled. 

The taking or material for fill should be confined to limits aa close to 
the area for eradication as practical, or In some cases a part of a mangrove 
flat should be taken to fill other parts. Some of these mangrove areas are 
the reating and nesting places of aquatic and wading birds and should so 
remain. On these the mangrove will die when the land is filled, and till 
land growth becomes established, either naturally or by plantings, the 
birds will probably forsake them, but if not further molested, should re- 
turn In due time. 

AS TV C - BUILDING OP wllll>: 

While the matter or elevation to which the built-up land should be raised 
for safety against storm conditions is primarily the responsibility of the 
developer, it is also of public concern ss to the safety of thoae who will 
reside there. It is not out of place to at least make recommendations 
thereon. The following has reference to Boca Ciega Bay, but has application 
to other areas with allowance for difference in land elevation, exposed or 
protected location, and other physical differences. Hare in Boca Ciega Bay, 
my Judgment is that the filled lands should be built up to elevation of not 
less than 6 feet above mean low tide, except for thoae areas expoaed on 
their westerly side to the open gulf, where an area of four or five hundred 
feat wide or greater, according to its exposure, should be raised to not 
less than 12 feet. Seaward alopes should be protected by suitable means. 
As further protection to this area, the wide, sand flats extending into the 
gulf should not be disturbed. Borrow for fills should be taken from the 
bayward side. 

AS TO D - GUARDING AGAIBsT SHOALING OP NATURAL CHANNELS: 

In the Boca Ciega Bay area, channels lead from aeaward into the bay. There 
are three in number, Pass-A-Grllle to the northward, South Channel about 
one mile to aouthward, actually a southern branch of Pass-A-Grllle, and 
Ounces Pass another mile southward, passing north of Mullet Key. These 
natural channels were carved by tidal currents following a line of least 
resistance into and out of the bay. IT the velocity or riow through them 
be but moderately reduced, shoaling and narrowing, or both would take place, 
or perhaps one might be completely closed. 

Twice each day the tide rises and falls. The average vertical range between 
ordinary high and low tide in Boca Ciega Bay la 1.1+ feet, so thst the total 
quantity of tidal water now entering and leaving the bay, called the tidal 
prism, would be reduced by l.lj. feet times the area in square feet of that 
filled. Thia quantity cannot be ascertained accurately till the development 
has reached final stage of planning. Hydrological studies disclose that 
decrease in discharge volume and decreased current velocity above 5% may be 
expected to cause channel shoaling. In the Boca Ciega case, under applicant's 
proposed land building plan, the above figure would be greatly exceeded. 

By no means ail of the water in the tidal prism finds its way Into or out or 
the bay by natural channels. Much finds its way inward and outward, flowing 
directly to and from the gulf over shallow flats. It would appear, therefore, 
that if the quantity or water passing into and out of the bay by way of the 
flata be reduced and diverted to the channels, then by so much as is prevented 
from passing ow*t the flats would be added to the channels and operate toward 
preserving channel flow, possibly to a degree meeting or approaching present 
channel conditions. 

Reduction of the quantity or water now passing dl recti- to and from the gulf 
over shallows can be accomplished by connecting the several land masses, now 
disconnected, fronting upon the gulf, and thereby causing those waters to be 
deflected toward the two natural channels, Pass-A-Grllle to the North and Buncea 
Pass to the South; the middle channel should be cloaed. Such a plan would also 
fit in with and become a part of that referred to under Item "C" as a buffer 
sons for or protecting the bay area to the eastward. 



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CUMULATIVE EFFECT OP H*IY FILLai 

The building up of ■ single mull area of four or five »or«i In bodies of 
water such aa Boca Clega Bay would hare negligible effect upon the bay, 
but when great numbera of fllla, large and small , are aid*, the cumulative 
affect of all taken together, acting in unison, Is obliged to produce eerloua 
consequences. In such of the intracoaatal waters of Plnellaa County, that 
crowded fill altuation haa already developed, with even more crowding Id 
prospect. That altuation cannot be corrected after the herai haa been done. 
It can be avoided only by careful study and aonnd planning in advance. 

OOVfROL; 

Pinellas County haa control over what ah all b* done with submerged bottoms 
Mi thin the county by law eapeclally designed for the purpose. Aa to the 
Trustees, Section 253.03, Florida Statutes, charges the Truateea of the 
Internal Improvement Fund "with the administration, management, control, 
supervision, conservation and protection of all land and products on, under, 
or growing out of or connected with lands owned bj or teHlch nay hereafter 
Inure to the atate of Florida, not veated in some other state agency." Among 
the lande najaed In the atatute are "all lands owned by the state by right of 
lta aovereignty." After title paaaaa out of the atate, the law ceases to 
apply. It would appear, therefore, that the only practical way in Which the 
Trustees can exercise control over dredging and filling would be by with- 
drawing from sale such submerged bottoms aa, in their judgment, should not 
be dredged and filled. 

THE BUILT UrLAJtu PICTURE: 

Along with the proposed Tlerra Verde development, several others In the 
same general locality are proposed, and are awaiting decision on Tlerra 
Verde before proceeding with plana therefor. If the Tlerra Verde plan 
becomes a certainty. It will encourage other developers and speculators 
to request the Truateea to make available more and more areas for fill. 
That with which the Trustees will be faced, based on the proposition that 
whatever is done for one must be such as can be dona for another under 
like circumstances, will give the Trustees much concern, perhaps reaching 
proportions of the kind even now being experienced in over-crowded are aa 
to the northward. 

Iota map So. 3 attached showing built-up land In the waters of Plnellaa 
County. Many of these areas ware conveyed by the Truateea back in the 
Nine teen-Twenties, apparently without serious thought in those early days 
of what the consequences might eometime be. Host of them lay undeveloped 
till reoantly. The map discloses that the altuation which haa developed 
In the lntraooaatal waters In Plnellaa County haa already reached serious 
proportions, but It haa aarvad one highly valuable purpose. It haa dis- 
closed that which can reauit from promiscuous dredging and filling, lack 
of atudy, lack of planning, and lack of prevention of those things undesirable. 
That needful to be done to avoid like situations is disclosed, the r em e dy 
made known, the way pointed. 

Out of my long observation and experience, both prof oaalonally and otherwise, 
with nature* a agenclea, I have been Impressed with the delicate balance in 
which these agencies are held; that wherever change is made aa cause, result 
will follow; that action will ba followed by reaction, occasionally with 
startling results, usually undesirable, sometimes tragic. 

RE COMMEND ATI 01 I 

1, That the Trustees reject the application for acquisition of 
the submerged bottoms described by applicant in the Tlerra 
Verde proposal. 

2. That the Trustees make available to applicant submerged 
bottoms limited to such aa will permit raetifl cation or 
smoothing out uneven or ragged ahore lines of so-called 

1 elands or land masses now owned by applicant, except for 
the inclusion of ear tain areas fronting upon the open gulf, 
and that hare the bottoms to be filled be limited to such 
as are necessary to provide a built-up land mass extending 
from Peaa-A-Grilla channel southward to Buncos Pass, having 
a width of about 600 to 800 feat and a total area, Including 
existing above water land, of approximately 200 acres. 



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3. That the limits of dredging be at such minimum distance Iron 

existing land masses or Islands as will supply sufficient material 
to fill the areas having limits described In 2, 

U. That In the event applicant elects to proceed with development 
within the above limits, definite commitment be effected between 
applicant and Trustees in reference to right of way for state 
highway and areas for public uses - the latter particularly 
suggested for location on the gulf front for bathing beaches and 
other recreational purposes. 

5. That If U be in the affirmative, before construction begins, 
applicant submit to the Trustees for approval or modification 
and final approval, a plan of the proposed development, showing 
In such detail as may be necessary those things described under 
A, 8, C and D. 

6. That the small mangrove islands owned by Trustees be withheld 
from sale and made available for mosquito elimination, for bird 
sanctuaries, and for such other public purposes as they may be 
suitable. 

7. That the area west of proposed Tierra Verde project oontlnue 
under present freeze order. 

Drawing No. 2 shows the general pattern of the physical features referred to 
above » 

The result of the foregoing re commend ations Is shown by the following comparative 
statement: 



APFLI CAST'S PROPOSAL 

Submerged bottoms owned by Trustees proposed 
to be acquired, part to be filled and part 
to be dredged 

Rot to be acquired but proposed to be dredged 
(area under free to order) 

Total submerged lands to be uaed by Applicant 

Owned by applicant [not acquired from Trustees) 

TOTAL AREA IV PROJECT 



ACRES 



1,950 
•650 



RECOMMENDED 

Land owned by applicant 

Submerged land owned by Trustees: 

Available for acquisltion-to be filled 
•Available for acquisition- to be dredged 

TOTA*. PROJECT AREA 



650 

160 
300 



1,110 



»Pill to be taken from nearby natural channels is not 
considered as affecting the shallow flats and is not 
Included in above. 



Respectfully submitted. 



P. C. ELLIOT 

Engineer and Secretary" 



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Mr, Elliot reported that numerous letters em! telegrmma are being received 
pro tee ting enlargement or Everglades National Park bounder lee, except ea 
to the addition proposed in Senate Memorial No. 702. 

The letters end telegrams were ordered riled for further consideration. 



Kr, Elliot requested adoption of the usual resolution required by law for 
certifying to the Tax Assessors lands held by the Trust see of the Internal 
Improvement Fund located within Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District. 

Motion was made, seconded end carried, that the following resolution be 
adopted and that the Tax Assessors of eaeh county within the Flood Control 
District be furnished with a copy of said resolution and a Hat of lands 
located In each county. 

RESOLUTION 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund of the State of Florida that pursuant to Section 
30 of Chapter 25209, Laws of Florida, Acta of 191*9, being 
Section 373.30 Florida Statutes, 1951 the said Trustees 
hereby certify to the Tax Assessor of each county having 
land within Central and Southern Florlde Flood Control 
District a list of lands held by said Trustees In said 
county, which lie within said Flood Control District, for 
the assessment thereon of said Flood Control District taxes. 



HIGHLAMuS COUNTY' - Highlands Soil Conservation District requests adoption of 
a resolution assenting to construction of works for control of the water 
level in certain lakes In Highlands County. 

Motion was made, seconded and carried, that the following resolution be 
adopted! 

S£S0LOTI_0J|* 

WHEREAS, Highlands Soil Conservation District has sponsored 
an application from Land owners on Lakes Creasy, Huntley, 
Clsy snd Ap thorps. Highlands County, Florida, for assistance 
to relieve flood conditions in said lakes, and said application 
has been approved by the State Soil Conservation Board, and 
said District has developed and prepared plans for alleviating 
flood conditions caused by overflow of said lakes, and said 
plan meets the approval of the Congress of the United States, 
and also contemplates the storage of waters below flood stage 
for water conservation, and 

WHEREAS, said Highlands Soil Conservation District has re- 
quested the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to 
assent to the construction of works for the control of water 
level in said lakes and the relief of flooda and for the con- 
servation of water below flood stage, 

HOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THc TRUSTEES OF THE ISTERHAL 
IMPROVEMENT FlTHv OF THE STATt OF FLORIDA, Insofar as the Interest 
of said Trustees may appear, said Trustees hereby consent to and 
authorise the construction of works described in said plan for 
the purpose aforesaid, and appoint Highlands Soil Conservation 
District as the agent of said Trustees with authority to protect 
said lakes and to make use of their waters to the best Interest 
of the public. 



A delegation of grove owners and other property owners Interested In con- 
serving the water of Orange Lake In Marlon and Alachua Count lee were present 
to petition the Trustees for assistance In providing works for retaining 
the water in the lake which is now rapidly being drained out through a 
sink hole in the lake. Those present making the request were Tom J. DuBose 
and W. Elton Clemmona, President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively of 
the Orange Lake Watershed Association, as well as members of the Board of 



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Count; Commissioner* of Marion County, V. H. Davidson, and other property 
owners. Letters were presented from the U. 5. Geological Survey, Ocala, 
Florida, and the U. 3. Department of Agriculture, Gainesville, Florida, 
giving the records on lake levels since 1953, end information aa to a 
dike necessary for oon trolling the water level in the lake. Orange Lake 
Hater ah sd Association requests Demission from the Trustees to occupy 
that part of the lake necessary for the dike structure (similar to one 
constructed in Lake Mlccosukee, Leon County) aa well aa the grant of 
money and engineering aaai stance. Information was also given aa to the 
loaa from fishing licenses and from recreational advantages In Orange Lake. 

Mr. Elliot stated that Orange Lake shows the lowest level ever recorded, 
and explained that ha has discussed this situation with representatives 
from the Orange Lake area and has suggested certain things to b' don*, 
similar to what was carried out in Lake Mlccosukee vhere several agenclea 
worked - Jefferson and Leon County Commissioners, Fiah and Wildlife 
Service of the United States, State Geological Survey, and Mr. Elliot on 
behalf of the Trustees rendered engineering assistance. Similar procedure 
could be carried out In the Orange Lake situation. 

Governor Collins advised the delegation that the last Legislature set up 
a special committee to study problems of this kind and examinations and 
studies have been made over the state with report to be aubmitted to the 
1957 session of the Legislature. It is hopeful that out of the Legislature 
will come authorisation for handling situations like the Orange Lake case 
jointly with the county officials. 

Mr. Elliot suggested that, if satisfactory with the Trustees, he will 
furnish instructions for the county engineers of the two counties for 
obtaining the necessary information from which to make a aul table dealgn 
for control works in the lake, and that the two counties working with the 
grove and property owners around Orange Lake combine their efforts to 
form an organisation by legislative act to carry out this work, with such 
assistance as can be procured. It was suggested that assistance might be 
had through the Small Watershed Act. 

Attorney General Ervln suggested that the Trustees request Mr. Elliot to 
follow substantially the same pattern as with Lake Mlccosukee and that 
the county commissioners and county engineers of the two counties work 
with him and the State Geologist, Dr. Gunter, in an effort to Interest 
local units in the project and secure Federal aid If possible, and that 
If the controlling works run into considerable expense it might be 
necessary to secure local legislation similar to the Oklawsha Valley Act. 

Governor Collins suggested that the Orange Lake Interests take the initiative 
and furnish Mr. Elliot with informs tlon on which he can base instructions 
for determining the necessary controlling works to be provided, and that 
Dr. Gunter also be aaked to render any assistance he can. 

Motion was made by Attorney General Ervln, seconded and adopted, that the 
Trustees, as well aa other state departments, render assistance in trying 
to alleviate this situation, and that Mr. Elliot be requested to prepare 
and furnish to whichever county engineer the local delegation designates 
the necessary Ins true tlons, outlining the basic data that must be obtained 
in order for him to prepare a design of the type of structure required, 
from which estimates can be made of the cost. After this preliminary work 
has been done, the matter will be discussed with the Orange Lske people as 
to the bast method of accomplishing that necessary to be done. 

The Governor pointed out that after Mr. Elliot has furnished the instructions, 
it will be the problem of the local interests to provide the information 
necessary for Mr. fclliot to proceed in making a decision as to the type of 
structure required, but the delegation was assured that the Trustees will 
be as helpful as they can in working out the problem. 



Report was presented from the United States Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, dated October 22, 1956, directed to Norville E. 
Shearer, Cartographer, Eastern States Office, on the subject of "Examination 
of Unsurveyed and Unreserved Lands In T. 60 S. , 39 E. , Tall, Her., Florida". 
This area lies between Manatee Creek (Dade-Monroe County boundary) and Jew- 
fish Creek (Intra- coastal Waterway) on the easterly side of U. S. Highway 
lo. 1. 



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In view of the report made, It Is recommended thet the Trustees withdraw 
fro* sale or laaae the submerged lands adjacent to and easterly or 0. S. 
Highway Bo. 1 fromthe mainland at the Dade-Konroe County line to Kay Largo. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees withdraw from sale 
or lease the submerged areas as recoiwiern ed. 



HEKDRY COOTTT - H. P. Johnson, city attorney for the City of Labelle, 
Pier Id a, aiade application for s loan from the Trustees of nine thousand 
dollars £#9,000.00) with which to purchase land on which to construct a 
elty hall. 

Motion waa aada, seconded and adopted, that the City of Pshokee be advised 
that the Trustees are unable to grant the loan requested aa It does not 
come within the policy or legal authority of the Board. 



IMDIAM RIVER COUNTY - Resolution adopted by the Board of Commissioners 
February 7, 1957 was presented in which request was made for cooperation 
of the Corps of Engineers, Florida Inland Navigation District, the Trustees 
of the Internal Improvement Fund and the Florida Congressional delegation 
in establishing maintenance spoil areas for control and preservation of the 
open waters of Indian ',River with a view toward preventing filling operations. 

Without objection the resolution waa received and ordered filed. 



PaLM BEACH COUNTY - Mr. Elliot reported that notices have been received of 
applications for Department of the Army permits for dredging and filling in 
Lake Worth. In reference to such applications it is recommended that 
authority be given to proceed in the same manner aa those recently processed 
In Dade County, which is to permit the taking of fill state rial from sub- 
merged bottoms bay ward or lakeward, as the ease may be, of upland property 
of applicant in the respective counties, the Material so taken to be paid 
for In the amount of the appraised value of the land to be filled; also that 
sppl leant furnish the Trustees with approvsl of the County Coesois si oners 
or of the municipality, if the area be within Its municipal limits. It 
was pointed out that section 253.12, Florida Statutes, affects only Da*" 
and Palm Beach Counties and that the procedure above prescribed does not 
conflict with the provisions of such ststute. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve the re- 
commendation of Mr. Elliot that the Palm Beach County applicationa follow 
the same procedure as in similar cases In Dade County, and that thia policy 
be applicable In the future in the two counties named. 



Mr. Elliot reported that pursuant to Instructions from the Trustees that 
the Engineer and Secretary's office find another location and vacate 
the present office, he has been investigating available quarters and the 
only building with sufficient space Is the Dorian Building across from 
the Capitol. There are three floors available which can be obtained on 
s two-year lease basis at the rate of $21,000.00 annually for the three 
floors i or 17,000.00 per floor. The leaae proposed by the owners of the 
building provides for the tenant to pay a certain paras nt of taxes and a 
portion of the fuel costa. 

Mr. Elliot waa requested to secure a firm rental price, without the extra 
charges mentioned, as the Trustees would not assume such costs, and re- 
submit the matter for further consideration. 



Motion wss made, seconded and adopted, that Mr. Elliot be authorised to 
purchase necessary equipment, including desks snd chsirs, map filing cases 
and file units, which will have to advertised for bids, st an estimated 
cost of 13.068,00. 



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Let tar was pro son ted from Mr. Henry srenn, representing Florida 
Legislative Reporters, soliciting renewal of legislative reporting 
service during the 1957 session of the Florida Legislature at a 
cost of $500.00 for the session . This fee provides for the service 
to be furnished the Engineer's Office, the Land Office, and the 
Attorney for the Trustees. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
renewal of this service as outlined by Mr. Elliot. 



Coplea of correspondence between the Attorney General and William 
T. Kruglak of Miami , Florida, were called to the attention of the 
Trustees, having reference to consent by the Trustees to Issuance of 
leaaea by the City of Miami in favor of Miami Yacht Club and Miami 
Outboard Club. 

The letters were ordered filed as information. 



The following is memorandum report from the Attorney General on 
the purchaae of Capitol Center property! 

"2*£H9.2,A££2M 

(Supplement to Memorandum dated August 8, 
November 14 and December 18, 1956) 

January 16, 1957 

TOt Mr, Robert H. Brown, Architect-Engineer 

Board of Commissioners of State Institutions 

FROM: John D. Moriarty, Assistant Attorney General 

RE: Land acquisition for Capitol Center 

On August 6, November lh and December 18, 1956 ■ *• 
advised you by memorandums of the lands which had 
been acquired by the Trustees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund for inclusion in Capitol Center. Since 
December 18, 1956, the following described property 
has been acquired: 

Acquired From: Date Amount 

Mary Prances and Sidney M. Brown, Jr. 12-26-56 $17,000.00 
813. 815 S. Duval Street 

Description: 

North Half of Lota 23 and 2k as shown by the map of 
Capitol Place of the City of Tallahassee, Florida, aa re- 
corded in Deed Boole QQ, Pages 586 and 587 Records of Leon County. 

The total amount expended for acquisition of lands for 
the Capitol Center, as of this date, is $396,293.03." 



The Board of Commissioners of State Institutions at their meeting 
today accept the low bid and agree to enter Into contract with Oven 
Development Corporation, Tallahassee, In amount not exceeding $2,200.00 
for remodeling rooms vacated by the Snack Shop, Knott Building, Capitol 
Center, and request was made that the Trustees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund pay for such work. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund authorize payment not to exceed $2,200.00 aa agreed 
upon by the Board of Coram! 33 loners. 



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Mr. Fred C. Elliot and Mr. Turner Wall la appeared before the 
Bow*d of Commies loners of State Institutions to discuss office 
apace needed by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund. 

Mr. Elliot stated he would like for the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund to construct an office building which would take 
care of that agency and all other correlated State Departments 
interested in natural resources, such as the Board of Conservation, 
Game 4 Fresh Water Fish Commission, and the Board of Parks and 
Historic Memorials, because these departments have allied interests. 
Mr. Elliot stated the records of the Internal Improvement Fund 
navar grow too old for use; that their minutes Indicate simply 
an outline and the old records are often referred to. 

Without objection the Board requested Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wall la 
to consider taking apace in the proposed new State Office Building 
to .be eons true ted here. The board also requested them to make a 
broad outline of plans and needs for s building, as Mr. Elliot 
referred to, and discuss them with the Construction Division re- 
garding the matter of cost, but thst they not engage an architect 
until they see what the Legislature will do about the construction 
of the building. 



Financial Statements for the month of January are as follows: 

07TDER CHAPTER 610 

Balance a* of January 1, 1957 $21*8,61*4.01 

Receipts for the Month: 

Land Sales J128.279.95 

Quitclaim Deeds 329.00 

Fill Material 3.189.0O 

Revenue Bonds 6,526.50 

Advertising 393.99 

Trustees Minutes 10.50 

Shell and Sand Leases 14, 23k. 66 

Timber Leases 149.60 

Oil Leases 7.390.05 

Gr&sing Leases 592.10 

Mineral Leases 2,923.60 

Miscellaneous 628.00 

Para Leases 7,389.08 

Property Rental- 1,311*11 

Payment on Taxes 294.25 

Transfers 527.65 

Total Receipts for Month of January, 1957 17U.169.24 

QRANlp TuTAL *422,8l3.25 

Less: Disbursements for Month of January, 1957 88.110.65 

BAUINCE A3 OF JANUARY 31, 1957 1 334.702.1+0 

DISBURSEMENTS FOR MONTH OF JANUARY, 1957 

WARRANT 
DATE NUMBER PAYEE AMOUNT 

l-il-57 201144 Proctor & Schwmrts, Inc. $ 7,072.29 

1-7-57 204123 Deeb Builders, Inc. 10,046.77 
1-9-57 207557 J. Edwin Larson. State Treasurer, 

7r. to State School Fund 23,974.7U 
207556 J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer, 

Tr. to State Bd. Conservation 8,1*95-01 

1-10-57 207763 Remington Rand-Sperry Hans Corp. 22.00 

207764 Sarasota Herald -Tribune 16.10 

207765 The Clearwater Sun 15-33 

207766 DeLand Sun News 37.95 

207767 Ollehrlst County Journal 13- 60 
207766 Stuart Daily Hews, Inc. 13.80 

207769 J. 0. Hoist 21.00 

207770 Harry H. McWhorter 165.00 

207771 General Office Equipment Company 1.10 



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DATt 



•ARRANT 
NUMBER 



PAYEE 



AMOUNT 



The H it W 3 Drew Company $ 


1:8 


Midyette-Hoor Insurance Agency 


Richard A, Lawrence 


1,000.00 


Southeastern Telephone Conpany 
Tallahassee Blue Print k Supply Co, 


100.00 


5.25 


Punt a Gorda Herald, Inc. 


Jo.80 


Tho TltuavlUe Star-Advocate 


Ceo. G. Crawford, CCC 


6.00 


Capital Office Equipment Co. 


1.45 


General Office Equipment Co. 


21.20 


Winchester Construction Co, 


23,643.03 
182.55 


w. T. Vain a 


Richard H. Hunt 


21.25 


H. 0. Morton 


709.63 


-'. T. Wallls 


203.50 


T. M. Shackleford, Jr. 


36.66 


General Office Equipment Co. 


96.90 


Heatern Union Telegraph Co. 


19. 27 


Jon S. Be alley 


350.61 


Leon Blueprinting Co. 


3.50 


The Clearwater Sun 


42.17 


The Miami Herald 


113.05 


Tallahassee Democrat 


21.85 


The Key Meat Citizen 


85.10 


Port Pierce Newspaper, Inc. 


14.95 


Henry Dingus, Jr. 


50.00 


J. M. Bregar 


150.00 


Shell Oil Company 


lit.. 20 


General Office Equipment Co. 


63.09 


J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 




Tr. to General Revenue 


103.00 


J. 0. Edmunds 


129.82 


£. B. Leatherman, CCC 


U9.33 


W. C. Harvard, Jr. 


9.O0 


B. B. Mason 


30.L5 
261.63 
350.98 


Ray E. Green, Comptroller 


E. B. Leatherman, CCC 


Roae Properties, Inc. 


2,500.00 


The Kay West Citizen 


35.27 


The Paint Beach Post-Times 


16.25 


Port Pierce Newspapers, Inc. 


25.30 


The Clearwater Sun 


15.33 


"Hie Coral Tribune 


41.40 


H. B. Barrell & Son 


60.20 


Phillip Pickens 


37.50 


J. E. Pierce, Sr. 


50.00 


A. B. Pogarty 


100.00 


Jewett Appraisal Service 


25.00 


Jeaa Mathas, CCC 


2.00 


Capital Office Equipment Co. , Inc . 


9.72 


P. C. Elliot 


834.95 


W. T. Wallls 


679.85 


R. G. Morton 


485.90 


V. H. Ferguson 


351.20 


A. R. Williams 


472.79 


A. C. Bridges 


392.08 


C. L. Vocelle 


161.20 


P. J. Mysor, Jr. 


288.55 


M. 0. Barco 


404.27 


J. L. Dedge 


354-75 


M. C. Pi chard 


297.55 
268.96 


B. G. Shelfer 


C. M. Greene 


49.35 


R. M. Landers 


27-41 


Blue Cross of Plorida, Inc. 


34.00 


Wilson Life Insurance Co. 


22.38 


State Retirement 


370.06 


Federal Tax 


1,011.00 


W. S. MeDuff 


1*8. GO 


White 4 Boseman 


724.00 



1-10-57 207772 
207773 

1-11-57 210829 

1-14-57 212206 
212207 
212208 
212209 
212210 
212211 
212212 
212213 

1-15-57 217864 
217865 
217866 
217867 

1-21-57 224302 
224303 

1-22-57 225965 
225966 
225967 
225968 
225969 
225970 
225971 
225972 
225973 
225974 
22S975 
225976 

1-23-57 226633 

227503 
227504 

1-25-57 230520 
230521 

1-28-57 231855 
231856 
231857 

1-29-57 232768 
232769 
232770 
232771 
232772 
232773 
232774 
232775 
232776 
232777 
232778 
232779 

1-31-57 200104 
200105 
200106 
200107 
200108 
200109 
200110 
200111 
200112 
200113 
200114 
200115 
200116 
200117 
200118 
200119 
200120 
200121 
234946 
235931 



TOTAi- DISBURSEMENTS P0H JANUARY, 1957 



X, 



88.110.85 



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u, i. u. ». uuuftMA'ri.V£ pvhu 

Balance as of January 1, 1957 * 1,075.00 

Receipts 3,875-00 

Disbursements -0- 

Balance as of January 31, 1957 * 4. 950. 00 



DKDER CHAPTER 18296 

Receipts to General Revenue: 

January 15, 1957 » 3,796.25 

January 31, 1957 4.3S8.10 

TOTAl, RECEIPTS FOR THt MOUTH t 6.154-35 

Diabur a omenta from General Revenue: 






WARRAHT 
DATL NUMBER PATEE 


AHOOBT 


1-31-57 2005^6 E. Hewitt t 

200549 J. C. Conner 

200550 Provident Life ft Accident Ins. Co. 

200551 Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 

200552 State Retirement 

200553 Federal Tax 


381.41 

162.95 

7.75 

7.85 

41-82 

95.30 


TOTAi, DISBURSEMrJITS FOR TH* MONTH *_ 


697.08 



SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Report lo. 665 was presented listing 32 blda Tor purchase of land 
under Chapter 18296, and also request for Issuance of Hillsborough 
County Dead No. 1257-0001, to Eileen H. Montgomery, the original 
of laid deed having been lest prior to recording. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
Report Mo. 665 end authorise execution of deed corresponding 
thereto. 



PklH BEACH COURT* - Humble Oil and Refining Company made application 
to lease for oil, gas and minerals the reserved interest in 510 
acres of land in Sections 1 and 25, Township 47 South, Range 35 
East, and the full mineral interest in the Swj of KE± or HE* of 
Section 21, Township 46 South, Range 35 East, owned by the Trustees 
of the Internal Improvement Fund under Chapter 610. Applicant 
offer a one -eighth royalty and fifty cents (50*) P*r acre annually 
as rental, lnoreaalng five percent {$%) of the original amount 
after the first two years, plus the cash bonus bid to be submitted 
on date advert! sad, for a period of tea years. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees advertise 
the reserved interest in the Murphy Act land and the full mineral 
interest In the Trustee a land, baaed on the offer submitted. 



ALACHUA COUNTY - Alex Dickerson made application for deed under 
Chapter 28317 of 1953 for the north ZiO feet of the west 420 feet 
of "jot 26, Section 27, Township 9 South, Range 19 East, containing 
2 acres, more or less. Applicant offers 130.00 for the deed. It 
was recommended that the request be granted as it comes within the 
category of a hardship case. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
request from Mr. Dickerson and authorise Issuance of deed under 
Chapter 26317 upon payment of $30.00. 



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ALACHUA COUNTY - Junes E, Clayton, attorney of Gains a villa, Florida, 
on behalf of Helen Phifer Glass, Aaenath Phifer Hall, and Mary Phifer 
Mackenzie, helra of W. B. Phifer, requests conveyance under Chapter 
26317 of the W; of HEi and wj, and the EJ of SEi of Section 10, 
Township 9 South, Range 19 East. Information furnished by applicants 
on the subject is that the bid has been Increased from S5>00 an acre 
to $10.00 an aere. The land has been in the Phifer family since 
1917, and all taxes have been paid, or allowed redeemed by the Clerk 
of the Circuit Court, from 1917 through 1956, except 1930 and 1931. 
Certificate Ho. 773 of 1931 certified the land under the Murphy Act 
which included taxes for 1930 and omitted taxes for 1931* Mr. Clayton 
stated that the suggested price of ettO.OO an acre will work an undue 
hardship on the heirs. 

Motion was made, seconded and sdopted, that the Trustees defer action 
on the application pending consideration of the full board, only 
three members being present at this meeting. 



COLUMBIA COUNTY - Three applications were submitted for conveyance! 
under Chapter 28317, as follows: 

1, Robert S. Bishop offered (5*00 per acre for the Ej" 

of SWi of Section 19, Township 5 South, Range 17 East, 
containing 60 acres. 

2, Pete Spradley offered $5.00 per acre, which was the 
base bid when application was made, for conveyance 
under Chapter 28317 of si of HE* of SE* and SEi of 
SEi of Section 28, Township 1 South, Range 17 East, 
containing 60 acres. 

3, A. T, Martin offered $5 «00 per acre, which was the 
base bid when application was made, for a deed under 
Chapter 28317 for conveyance of the Hi of S'rfJ of 
Section 28, Township 1 South, Range 17 East, containing 
80 acres. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees informally 
past for later disposition the application from Robert S. Bishop, 
but authorise issuance of deeds under Chapter 28317 in favor of 
Pete Spradley and A. T. Martin upon payment of the amounts offered, 
$5-00 per acre. 



HAMILTuN OOOirry. - Sylvester Daniels offers $10. 0C per acre for con- 
veyance under Chapter 28317 of 2 acres of land in Section 3, Township 
2 South, Range 12 East. Mr. Elliot recommends approval of the appli- 
cation as the price is equal to the base bid and the case la eligible 
under the Hardship Act. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer and authorise execution of deed under Chapter 28717 in favor of 
Sylvester Daniels. 



CADE COUNTY - Mr. Elliot reported that the State Road Department has 
reconveyedto the state Tract k9 of Miami Everglades Subdiviaon in 
the St of Section 6, Township 5k South, Range 39 East, containing 
10 acres, as no longer necessary for road purposes, and that Robert 
J. Fewell has made an offer of 9500.00 an acre for said tract. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline the 
offer from Mr. Pewell and authorize conveyance of the land from the 
state under Chapter 21681* to the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 
Fund under Chapter 610, at the rate of $500.00 per aere. 



VOLOSI* CwUHTY. - Request was presented from the Clark of the Circuit 
Court that the Trustees fix a base bid for advertising that part of 
Lot 2 south of road in Section 9, Township 17 South, Range 33 East, 
except that part lying within fifty (50) feet of the centerline of 
the existing road, containing k acres. This parcel waa reeonveyed by 
the State Hoad Department to the State under Chapter 16296. 



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Notion was wide, seconded and adopted, that this parcel be conveyed 
bj the state under Chapter 2166I4 to tha Trustees under Chapter 
610 at the rate of $100.00 per acre, which la the recommended base 
bid. 



VOLDSIa COUNTY - Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that tha 
True tee a authorise refund in amount of $20.00 to Roaa Rone aa 
reimbursement for land conveyed by Volusia County Deed SO. U019, 
|f for the reason that the land doea not exist. 



Motion wee made, seconded *>nd adopted, that the Trustees disdain 
interest in certain cart if icetas, covering land in Alachua, Cltrua, 
Jefferson, Levy and Orange Counties, aa approved by the Attorney 

General' a Of flee. 



Upon notion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 




ATTESTS 



^m8&4> 



Tallahassee, Florida 
February 26, 1957 

The Trustees of the Interne! Improvement Fund att on this date In 
the Board Room, offices of the Governor, et the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 
V^ Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard u. Err in. Attorney General 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Van H. Ferguson, Lend Agent 



Mr. Ferguson presented sales advertised to be held on this date as 
follows: 

1. LEE GuONTf - On January 3, 1957, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $75.00 per acre fron Ralph 0. Saner, Jr, 
for purchase of ell fractional Sections 23 and 27, Township U6 
South, Range 24 East, containing 43.9 sores, nor* or less. The land 
wee advertised for competitive bide and notice of sele was published 
in the Port Myers Press on January 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 15, 1957, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publi- 
cation are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and a high bid of $90.00 per 
acre was offered by American Mortgage Corporation. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $90.00 an acre and confirm sale in favor of Anerioan Mort- 
gage Corporation. 



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2. PALM BEACH CoUNTY - On January 15, 1957 the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $U0.00 an acre fro* Can. Stockholm 
of Chicago, Illinois, for purchase of Section 9, containing 6U0 acres, 
■ore or less, and the Mv£ and K| of SW;, less about 12 acres which 
■ay be reserved for drainage canal, in Section 22, containing 228.28 
acres, more or lass, sal In Township ki South, Range }B East. The 
land was advertised for competitive bide and notice of sale was 
published in the Pala Ueach Post on January 25, February 1, 8, 15 
and 22, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and it was announced that 
bids will be taken on each section separately and then bid on to- 
gether; also, that sale, If made, will be subject to drainage taxes 
on a pro -rated basis. 

J 

Coupe tit It e bidding resulted in s high bid of $41.00 per sere on 
the two sections separately and when offered together, no higher 
bid wma received. 

Wedgeworth Panes, Inc., was the high bidder on Section 9, and 
S. I. Knight Made the high bid on land in Section 22. 

Motion was made, seoonded and adopted, that the Trustees take the 
bids under advisement for thirty dsya. 



3. DUVAL COUNTY - On December 18, 1956 the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of #250.00 per acre, or the minimum 
of $100.00 for the parcel, from George Im Session, adjacent upland 
owner, for the purchase of ■ parcel of submerged land In the St. 
Johns River in Section 33, Township 2 South, Range 26 East, lying 
easterly of and adjacent to the South 60 feet of Lot 6 and the 
Horth 75 feet of Lot 7, Block 59, Lakeside Park, containing 0.166 
of an acre, sure or less. The land was advertised for objections 
only end notice of sale published in the Florida Times Onion on 
January 18. 25 , February 1, 8 and 15, 1957, with sole to be held 
on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication ore filed 
in the records of the Land Office. 

De script ion of the land was called out and Mr, Ferguson reported 
that at one tine there had been some objection to the sale of this 
property but the party objecting was contacted and no further pro- 
test has been filed. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
a ale in favor of George L. Seamen, the adjacent upland owner at 
the price offered - $100.00 for the parcel. 



k. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - On January 15, 1956, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of $75*00 per acre from Scenic 
Isles, Inc., for purchase of those certain submerged lends in 
Sections 11 end 12, Township 32 South, Range 18 East, in and near 
the mouth of Little Manatee River bordering upon the southerly 
aide of What is commonly known as Goat Island. The said parcels 
extend as a narrow strip a distance of approximately lj£00 feet 
with an average width of approximately 195 feet, and comprise 
about 20 acres. Acquisition is applied for by the owners of the 
island for the purpose of straightening by filling along its south 
shore line. The land was advertised for objections only and notice 
of sals was published in the Tampa Tribune on January 25, February 
1, 8, 12 and 22, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of the 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and objections were filed 
by Paul Game, Tampa, Florida, on behalf of Alfonso R. Lopez, the 
East Coast Land Company and F, and M. Sales Corporation. Protest 
also filed by Covey & Covey, Katonah, New York, on behalf of Charles 
V. Burn and wife, Ruskln, Florida. The objections filed were by 
parties claiming upland ownership. Also in connection with an 
oyster lease granted about 1.0 years sgo, the lease described the 
oyster bottoms as being port of Government Lot 5- The state con- 
veyed Lot 5 into private ownership but did issue an oyster lease 
covering a portion of the land. 



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It waa pointed out that the lease covered water bottom* and 
Lot 5 Is land; and while there may be a contracture! right to 
take oysters, no equity was conveyed to the land. 

Kr. Tom Whlttaker presented claim that his client holds an 
option on the area advertised and on down the coast and that 
ha advised the Trustees that they have a valid, binding contract 
to purchaae this Island. 

The several objectors submitted their reasons for making protest, 
and It was determined that all objections were as to title and 
required legal determination. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that action on the sale 
be postponed and that all objections be referred to the Attorney 
General who will make examination of ail claims submitted and 
then report to the Trustees bis findings. 

The parties ^f^liie protest were requested to submit to the Attorney 
General any briefs or memorandums they wish to be considered in his 
investigation. 



5. MARTIN COUNTY - On January 3, 195? the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from Denison and 
Lewis of Port Pierce, florid a, on behalf of C. E. Hoke, as trustee, 
for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
In Sections 2k and 25, Township 37 South, Range Ul East, lying 
westerly of the Korth 993.96 feet of the South 125U.Q feet of 
Government Lot 5 of said Section }k, containing 15- ?8 seres, more 
or less. The land was advertised for objections only and notice 
of aale was published In the Stuart News on January 17, 2k, 3-*, 
February 7 and Ik, 1957, with sals to be held on this date. Copy 
of notloe and proof of publication are filed in the record a of the 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and objections war* filed 
by W. R. Scott of Stuart, Florida, on behalf of W. M. Klpllnger, 
who claims title to a strip 66 feat wids. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that action ba deferred and 
the matter be referred to the Attorney General for investigation am 
report. 



6. MOMROh COUNTY - On December 18, 1956 the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of #150.00 per acre from William R. 
Neblett of Key West, Florida, on behalf of Hick and Edna Ofstsd 
and Mary J. McKnight, for purchase of a parcel of submerged Ian) 
In Coupon Bight in Section 25, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, 
Big Pine Kay, lying southerly of and adjacent to that part of 
Government Lot 3 of said Section 25 that lies south and west of 
0. S. Highway lo. 1, containing 9.9 acres, mora or lass. The land 
was advertised for objections only and notice of eale was published 
In the Key West Cltisen on January 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 15, 
1957 , with sals to ba held on this date. Copy of notice and proof 
of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and objections were filed 
by Samuel B. Pindar, Jr. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the sale ba held pending 
receipt of further Information and emended application, or the 
objection will stand. 



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7. HONHOE COUNTY - On December lfl, 1956, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $250.00 per acre from Charles H. 
Wakeman, Jr., on behalf of Pappaa Properties, Inc., for purchase 
of a parcel of bay bottom lands In the Straits of Florida, In 
Sectlona 1U and 15, Township 65 South, Range 3U East, at Conch 
Hey, commencing at the intersection of the east line of Section 
IS, said township and range, and the southerly right of way line 
of U. S. Highway Ho. 1, thence by metes and bounds description 
back to the point of beginning. Containing 5.08 acres, more or 
leas. The land was advertised for objections only and notice of 

sale was published in the Key West Cftlsen on January 18, 25. 
February 1, 8 and 15, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $250.00 per acre and confirm sale in favor of Pappaa 
Properties, Inc., adjacent upland owners. 



8. MONROE CoUNTY - On January 15, 1957, the Trustees considered 
offer of $450.00 for parcel No.l and $150,00 per acre for Parcel 
No. 2, both offers being In excess of the appraised price. The 
offers were made by 0. A. Crawshaw on behalf of Ernest H, Guise, 
adjacent upland owner, for purchase of I 

Parcel No. 1: A parcel of submerged land In Section 2, 

Key Largo, lying easterly of and adjacent to the South 

khO feet of Government Lot 1 of said Section 2, con- 
taining 3,2 acres, more or less; 

Parcel No. 2 J A parcel of submerged land in Section 21, 
Key Largo, lying easterly of sod adjacent to Lots 1 to 9, 
Inclusive, Slock 1 in Atlantic View Estates, containing 
8.25 acres, more or less. 

Both parcels 1 and 2 being located In Township 60 South, 
Range kO Eaat. 

The land was advertised for objections only and notice of sals 
was published In the Key West Citizen on January 25, February 1, 
8, 15 and 22, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed In the records of the 
Land office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the s ale . 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offers submitted end confirm sale in favor of Ernest H. Guise. 



9. MONROE CuUNTY - On January 3, 1957, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 per acre from W. A. Parrlah, 
on behalf of Dr. Dean C. Moore, adjacent upland owner, for purchase 
of a parcel of submerged land In Florida Bay in Section 24, Town- 
ship 6? South, Range 33 East, at Grassy Key, lying northwesterly 
of and adjacent to Lota k and 5, Block 62, Grain 1 s Subdivision, 
containing 1.0 acres, more or leas. Thm Trustees advertised ths 
land for objections only and notice of sale was published In the 
Coral Tribune, Key West, plorida, on January 18, 25, February 1, 
S and 15, 1957, with aale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
and proof of publication are filed In the records of the Land Office, 

Description of the land was celled out and no objections were 
filed to the aa.±^m 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale in favor of Dr. Dean Moore at the price offered - $200.00 
per acre. 



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10. HOHROfc COUNTY - On January 3, 1957 the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 per ear* from G. A. 
Crawshew, on behalf or Sunny South Motors, aa trustees, adjacent 
upland owner a, for purchase of * parcel or submerged lend In 
Florida Bay, Section 27, Township 62 South, Hang* 38 Eaat, Kay 
Largo, commencing from the southwest corner of Tract 3, aa shown 
on "Plat of Survey of Elite Property", on the westerly aide of 
the right or way of the Overseas Highway, thence by ate tea and 
bound a description to the point of beginning, containing 3.9 
acres, more or leas. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notice of the sale was published In the Coral Tribune, 
Key West, Plorida, on January 18, 25, Februsry 1, 8 and 15, 1957, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed In the recorda of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections ware 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale in favor of Sunny South Motor a, as trusts a, at the price 
offered - 1*300.00 per acre. 



11. MONROfc COUNTY - On January 3, 1957, the Truateea considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 for the parcel from 0. A, 
Crawshaw, on behalf of Wel-Ko, Inc., adjaoent upland owners, Tor 
purchase of a tract of submerged land In Section 22, Township 63 
South, Range 37 Eaat, on Windley Key, described aa commencing 
from the easterly end of the Whale Harbor Bridge and 15. l-A Teat 
southerly from the center line of the paving of the Over ae as 
Highway, U. S. Ho. 1, thence by metea and bounda description 
back to the point of beginning, containing 0.28 of an acre, 
more or less* The land was advertised for objectiona only and 
notice of a ale was published In the Coral Tribune of Kay Meet 
on January 18, 25, February 1, 8 and 15, 1957, with sale to be 
held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objectiona were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale in favor of Wal-Ko, Inc., at the price offarad - 1100.00 
for the parcel. 



12. ST. LUCIE CvUNTY - On January 15, 1957, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of #400,00 per acre from 
Den i son and Lewla, on behalf of John A. Stlnson, adjaoent upland 
owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged land in the Indian 
River, In Section I4., Townahlp 37 South, Range 1*1 East, starting 
at the quarter section corner common to Sectlona 1* and 9, said 
township snd range, and thence by metea and bounda description 
back to the point of beginning, containing 2 acres, more or lass. 
The land was advertised for objectiona only and notice of sale 
was published in the Port fierce News on January 25, February \ 
8, 15 and 22, 1957, with sale to be held on thla data. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed in the recorda of the 
Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out end no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
sale In favor of John A. Stlnson at the price offered - $300.00 
an acre. 



IKDIaH RIVER CuOTfTY - Marshall Mitchell and Jack Jennings of Vero 
Beach, Florida, came before the Trustees with request for reduction 
In the appraisal of $2,000.00 per sore for 71 acre a of filled aersh 
land In Section 5, Township 33 South, Range W> Bast, applied for 
by their client, Riomar Say, inc. Mr. Mitchell explained that 
at the request of the Mosquito Control District In their county 
they allowed said District to fill the area to an elevation of 2 



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feet abort see level to eliminate a mosquito breeding area. Also 
the owners cleared trees, In cooperation with the district's 
request, and cut a channel through the property, the material 
from which was placed on the land, thereby raising It to a still 
higher level. Total expenditure Tor this and other work was placed 
at $31,000.00, and request Is made that the Trustees have another 
appraisal made considering the area as bay bottoms in its original 
condition and not as improved property. 

Mr. Mi tone 11 compared the value of the 71 acres with improved property 
which la valued at considerably less than $2,000.00 per acre. He 
agreed to pay the coat of the additional appraisal. 

Mention waa made of re-appraisals in Monroe County where the vsluss 
seemed excessive and the sane pattern might be followed In the 
present ease. 

Governor Collins expressed the opinion that the applicants should 
not take credit for the fill made by the Mosquito Control District, 
but any expenditure made by the applicants should be given some 
consideration if the present appraisal should stand. 

Resulting from a full discussion of the subject, the Trustees felt 
thst the area should be re-appraised by an appraiser to be selected 
by the board, at the expense of applicant. 

notion was made, seconded snd adopted, that the Trustees suthorlze 
the Land Agent to secure the eervices of another appraiser and that 
he be instructed to approach hia valuation in three ways; 

1. Value the land as he sees it at the present market. 

2. Ascertain the Investment made by the upland owners 
in the lnaprovement of the property in dollars and 
cents. 

3> Assume that as of today the Improvements by the 
Mosquito Control District and of the upland owners 
have not been made, but that the area Is in Its 
original state - assuming that it is marsh land 
today with today 1 s valuation of such land. 

It was so ordered. 



PI HELL AS CutJHTY - Mr. Louis Wallace, on behalf of clients who are 
defendants in the State Road Department condemnation suit, requested 
that the Trustees grant a strip of submerged land in the Narrows to 
compensate for the right of way being taken for a state road. Mr. 
Wallace submitted a map and pointed out the right of way for the 
road and the atrip his clients desire ss compensation for the parcel 
off Redlngton Shores. He explained thst the county has agreed to 
fill approximately 106 feet in the Narrows in exchange for the 
road right of way, and his clients are requesting that the Trustees 
convey to them the atrip pointed out. Also, the County Engineer 
and the Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority 
have recommended the proposal and can see no objection to the plan. 

The Governor expressed the view that the state was giving too much 
land for what the State Road Deportment will receive. He submitted 
• letter of approval from Joe X. Merrln, engineer for the West Coast 
Inland Navigation District. 

Attorney General Ervin remarked that It will be necessary to advertise 
the submerged area in the Narrows for objections in order to find 
out what ths public reaction will be, and go through the uaual pro- 
cedure of aecurlng recommendation from the Water and Navigation 
Control Authority. 

Mr. Elliot reported that some time ago the Trustees set up a rule 

of procedure in the Narrows that where the dlatance is less than 

500 feet for the waterway, no area will be conveyed except for 
rectifying the shore line. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the request be referred 
to Mr. Elliot for investigation and report at the next meeting. 



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The State Road Department makes application Tor righto Df way 
da air ad in connection with two state roads, aa follows: 

Brevard County - Section 7001-275 - State Road 5 
Indian River County - Section 3801-207 - State Road 
5, request for additional right of way across Sebastian 
River In Sections 24 snd 25, Township 30 South, Range 
18 East; and 

St. Johns County - Section 7806- 107 - State Road 16. For 
reconstruction of the bridge and appro echo a aoroae San 
Sebastian River In St. Augustine, on State Road 16 - re- 
quest easement for highway purposes aero a a that part of 
the submerged lands of the river which are owned by the 
Trustees in Section 12, Township 7 South, Rsnge 29 East, 
and Section 60, Sanches Grant, Township 7 South, Range 
30 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the request of the State 
Road Department for rights of way be granted. 



The following applications were presented for purchase by adjacent 
upland owner a of submerged lands adjoining their property: 

Brevard County - Hra. Chaunoey Smith offers the appraised 
price of $200.00 per aore for e 100 -foot strip adjacent 
to the existing timber bulkhead on the west shore of 
Indian River behind Smith's Motel at Tltuavllle, Section 
10, Township 22 South, Range 35 Bast; 

Pinellas County - Guy L. Kennedy, Jr., on behalf of Dr. 
I. J. Belcher snd Kay Belcher, his wife, offers the 
appraised price of $250.00 per aore for 2.72 eeres In 
St. Joseph's Sound, Seetlon 15, Township 27 South, Range 
15 East. Application has been approved by the Pinellas 
County water and Navigation Control Authority; 

Sarasota County - J, Douglas Arnest, on behalf of D. D. 
Piatt and Madeline V. Piatt, offers the af praised price 
of $125.00 per acre for 3.1+0 acres of submerged lend in 
Section 25, Township i+0 South, Range 19 Bast; 

Sarasota County - Leo Wotitsky, on behalf of Stuart 
Anderson, offers the appraised pries of $125*00 per 
sere for U.16 acres of submerged land in Section 26, 
Township J+0 South, Range 19 East. 

Motion was mads, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to 
advertise the four (1+) parcels of land for objections only, based 
on the offers submitted, the Brevard County parcel to extend out 
to the existing bulkhead. 



The following sppllcstiona were presented for purchase of land 
owned by the Trustees: 

Columbia County - San Felnberg of Tampa, Florida, 
off era the appraised price of $25.00 per aore for 
Government Lot 1, Section 33, Township 2 Rorth, Range 
16 Esst, containing 52.17 seres, more or less; snd 

Collier County - William Moser of Port Lauderdale, 
Florida, offers the appraised price of $20.00 per acre 
for Section 31, Township U.9 South, Rsnge 3-1 East, con- 
taining 6I4.O seres, more or less. The land is desired 
for f arming and grazing. 

Motion was made, seconded end adopted that the Trustee a authorise 
the two parcels of land advertised for competitive bids, starting 
with the offers presented. 



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CITRUS COUNTY - Hr. Ferguson reported that In October 1956 the 
Trustees Issued to Roy C. Hill a permit Tor causeway purposes over 
lake bottom land In Lake Tsala Apopka, In Section 8, Township 19 
South, Range 20 East. Hr. Hill now asks that corrective permit 
be Issued aa It has developed that the original description eras tai 
a cloud on the title to several of the subdivision lots. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
issuance of corrective permit as requested. 



Mr. Ferguson reported that Mussel Lease No. 860 in favor of John 
Schmarje was extended January 18, 1955 to September lij., 1959. 
Bond of leasee In the amount of $ 1,000. 00 was cancelled by the 
Surety Company eff»-«tive February 2, 1957- M r. Schmarje was 
notified of the reco salty of a new bond or the lease would be 
subject to cancellation, but no response has been received to 
this letter. The lease granted a non-exclusive right to take 
fresh water mussels from the bottoms of Chipola River and Dead 
Lakes in Calhoun and Gulf Counties and the Ochlockonee River 
from its mouth to the Georgia line. The last remittance under 
the lease was made December kt 1956. The Land Agent requests 
confirmation of leaee cancellation for failure to post surety 
bond and make proper remittances under the terms of the lease. 
The Trustees and Board of Conservation are entitled to accounting 
and payment for shell taken since December l+, 1956. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
cancellation of L«sse No. 860 and that demand be made upon the 
Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York for amounts due the 

state. 



DADE CuUBTY - Lehigh Portland Cement Company of Miami makes application 
for a d'.aclalmer of the mineral reservation insofar as it affects 
coral rock and limestone formations in 1,030 aorea in Sections 32, 33 
and 3u, Township 53 South, Range 39 East, originally conveyed by 
Trustees in Deeds Numbers 16199 and 16571. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
issuance of disclaimer as requested. 



DADE CuUNTY - Harold C. Lumpkin, holder of Campsite Lease Ho. 970, 
desires to cancel his lease covering a small area on Long Arslnecker 
Key In Section 13, Township 58 South, Range k0 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
cancellation of Lease No. 970 as requested. 



MANATEE COUNTY - Mr. William C.Grimes of Bradenton, Florida, on 
behalf of Bay View Builders, Inc., adjacent upland owners, offers 
$200.00 per acre, which la In exeesa of the appraised price, for 
submerged land in Sarasota Bay outward from the shore 500 feet 
between extensions of 27th and 28th streets, in front of B locks 
31 and U2 of Ilexhurst Subdivision on Anna Maria Key, Section 28, 
Township 3^ South, Range 16 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that action be postponed 
on this application, and that Mr. Elliot be requested to submit 
s report with his recommendation. 



MARION CuUNTY - B. i.. Hamilton of Bellevlew, Florida, applies to 
purchase an extensive ares of lake bottoms In Smith Lake in Sections 
26 and 35, Township 16 South, Range 23 East. This lake has not 
been permanently lowered, therefore no permanently reclaimed lake 
bottoms are available for sale by the Trustees. 

Motion was made, eeoonded and adopted, that the Trustees deny the 
spplication made by Mr. Hamilton. 



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MARTIN CuUNTY. - The following applications ara praaantad fop 
purchase of submerged lands adjacent to upland property of 

applicants: 

Harry P. Dyer, on behalf of The Pierce Company, offers 
the appraised price of $200.00 par acre for 1.19 acres 
in Section 13, Township 38 South, Range 1(1 East. On 
November 1, 1956, the applicant paid f 115,00 for 2300 
cubic yards of material to be dredged from St. Lucie 
River to provide a channel to the wharf on the easterly 
boundary of the bottoais applied for. Recommendation is 
that $115*00 credit be allowed agalnet the purchase price, 

wardlsw end Stewart, on behalf of Tuscbay Properties, 
offers the appraised price of $200.00 per mora for 2.20 
acres in St. Lucie River in Section 3, Township 38 South, 
Range Ul East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that in view of a resolution 
by Martin County, action be postponed and the Land Agent be requested 
to notify the Board of County Coraalss loners of said applications, 
with report at the next meeting. 



POLK COUNTY - Applies tlona were presented from «f. W. Warner for 
I4..6 acres, and from Anthony Gianni ni for 0.65 of an acre,* and 
Mrs. Lottie Richardson for O.ljiv of an acre, for purchase of certain 
reclaimed water bottoms in Lake Olbson that will complete and square 
up the fractional parcels of upland, title to which is vested In 
the respective applicants. The lands ere located in Section 2k, 
Township 27 South, Range 23 East, vested in the respective appli- 
cants, and are appraised at $25.00 per acre, or s minimum of $100.00 
for each of the two parcels containing leas than 1 acre. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to accept the appraised 
price of $25.00 per sore for the U.6 acres and $100.00 each for 
the other tracts, and that conveyance be made to applicants wifc- 
out advertising. 



PALM BEACH AKD MARTTJf COUNTIES - Senator P. 0. Dickinson with P. C. 
Prior and C. E. Tinney make application for two (2) parcels of sub- 
merged land in the northwest fork of Loxahatchee River, the first 
parcel being in Section 27, Township W> South, Range i+2 East, cos* 
prising 5.6 acres, and the second being in Section 22, Township 
L.0 South, Range 1|2 East, containing approximately 10 acres, both 
in Palm Beach County. Also, Kenneth Poster and Louis B. Bills 
apply for a similar parcel in Martin County, containing approxi- 
mately 4 acres lying westerly of Parcel No. 2, but separated 
therefrom by an area 100 feet to 150 feet wide, said area to 
become a permanent and navigable channel. 

Mr. Ferguson explained that conveyance of the above parcels will 
complete and block up for development purposes those areas previously 
conveyed to the separate applicants, and they have agreed to pf 
the appraised price of $250.00 per acre. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Trustees agree to 
advertlae for objections only the land in Palm Beach County, bas ed 
on the off era submitted, and that action on the land in Martin 
County be deferred pending notice to the County Commissioners. 



The Trustees having referred to the Attorney General two proposed 
covenants to be insei ted in future deeds conveying lands in Pine 111 
County, the following covenants are recommended: 

(1) Purchase of submerged or tidal lands for development: 
Provided, however, this grant is subject to the express 
condition (violation of which shall cause the title to 
the property herein described to automatically revert to 
the grantors) , that the grantee, its successors, hairs aid 
assigns, shall not have any ri,fht to fill sold aubmerged 



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or tidal land without first having obtained an official 
permit so to do from the local authority or authorities 
having jurisdiction of such matters, and provided further 
the fill material to be used for such fill. If permit la 
authorised, shall be taken from the contiguous area as 
shown on map attached hereto and made a part of this 
deed. 

(2) Purchase of submerged or tidal lands for protection: 
Provided, however, this grant is subject to the express 
condition (violation of which shall cause the t*tle to 
the property herein described to automatically revert 
to the grantors), that the grantee, Its successors, heirs 
and assigns shall not have any right to fill said aub- 
merged land without first having obtained an official 
permit so to do from the local authority or authorities 
having Jurisdiction of such matters, and also an official 
permit from the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund, 
and provided further that the fill material to be used for 
any future development shall be obtained from the Trustees 
of the Internal Improvement Fund from such areaa aa might 
be hereafter designated by said Trustees. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that covenants one and two, 
with reference to purchase and use of submerged or tidal lands in 
Pinellas County, be approved for Inclusion in deeds in the future. 

Mr, Ferguson advised that Pinellas County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority approved said covenants as reported February 12th 
but has not indicated approval of clauses as above. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
purchase of a Verlfax, or equivalent machine, for duplicating legal 
aire documents and other records in the Land Office In connection 
with wort* of the Trustees at a pries, Including necessary supplies, 
not to exceed #$$0.00. 



Attention waa called to action of the Trustees November 13, 1956 
on application of Bay Lands, Inc., to acquire a tract of submerged 
land In Biscayne Bay, Dade County, lying easterly of and adjoining 
the S| of Government Lot 3, Section 32, Township 52 South, Range 
U2 East, owned by Bay Lands, Inc. The submerged land comprises 
2 acres, more or leas. It was explained that Central and Southern 
Florida Flood Control District desires the dredging referred to 
as an extension into Bi aC ayne Bay of the channel of Biscayne Canal, 
to afford the required outlet for canal discharge. The carrying 
out of the work by Bay Lands in excavating the channel and depositing 
material outward from the shore of upland owned by the company would 
dispose of material in the most advantageous manner with respect to 
Biscayne Bay. The cost of the work to be borne by the company would 
be worth to the District an estimated $15,000.00 of public funds of 
the United States, the state and the district. 

Action of the Trustees November 13, 1956 was that an appraisal be 
made of ths bottoms to be filled and if Bay Lands accepted the 
appraised vaiue the Trustees would grant permit for the proposed 
work. Appraisal waa made and $3, $00, 00 per acre was determined 
to be its reasonable value. The company believes that this amount 
la axes salve In view of the extra cost to Bay Lands to the ex ten t 
of about 14,000 to fill the land from canal excavation rather than 
from a location nearer their upland and the saving In public funds 
would Justify the Trustees in treating the subject as an exceptional 
case. Bay Lands asks that the Trustees reduce the amount required 
to be paid to $2,000.00. 

Motion waa mads by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, 
that the appraised price of $3, 800.00 per acre stand, but In view 
of the circumstances related and the benefits and savings to accrue 
to Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District in enlarging 
the discharge of the outlet canal of the District, that Bay Lands, 
Inc., be required to pay the sum of $2,000.00 for the necessary 
material, such material to be removed pursuant to instructions 
from the Flood Control District. 



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MARIOT COUNTY - P. D. H. McKenzle request a that the Trustees 
issue quitclaim deed to Island No. 1 In Lake Melr, Section 2k, 
Township 17 South, Range 2J East, to the high water Hark as of 
Kay 5. 1949 » according to an aerial surrey made by the United 
States. Mr. Elliot explained that while the island was conveyed 
by the United States aa a designated Government lot, the description 
by the Meander or traverse appears not to extend to the ordinary 
high water mark of the lake around the island and the standard 
practice la to consider that the actual boundary ia not the wander 
but the ordinary high water nark. Mr. Elliot recoamends • dis- 
claimer rather than a quitclaim deed if the request Is granted. 

Notion was made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
Issuance of a disclaimer for the purpose of relinquishing any right 
the Trustees atay have in the Island. 



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OSCEOLA CuDNTY - Central and southern Florida Flood Control District 
by Resolution So. 295 dated November 16, 1956, recoeaaends that the 
Trustees release for sale to upland owners the lake bottom land on 
Lake Tohopekallga as far lake ward aa the 56.0 contour, and that 
all deeds conveying such land contain a warning clause of possible 
periodic flooding above the 56.0 contour with no responsibility 
on the state for any damage from flooding. The Trustees on May 7, 
1952 withdrew from sale or other disposition sll state land In 
the Klsalanee River floodway, which included Lake tohopekallga. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that when lands on this 
lake are sold, the conveyance carry the clause as recoanended 
by the Flood Control District, relieving the Trustees from any 
responsibility for damage. 



Gi**DES COTTTTT - Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District 
requests an easement for additional right or way designated as 
Parcels 1080 and 108 1, for Indian Prairie Canal - C-W> - ex tending 
through reclaimed lands In Lake Okeechobee in Section 25, Township 
39 South, Range 3k East, and into the open waters of the lake. 
The easeaMnt will exclude that portion of land conveyed by the 
Trustees in Dead No. 18598- A-2. 

Motion was ■ado, seconded and adopted, that easeaMnt as requested 
be Issued in favor of Central and Southern Florida Flood Control 
District. 



KARTIN COUNTY. - Mr. Elliot presented a resolution adopted by the 
Board of County Commies loners of Martin County January 22, 1957. 
requesting that the Trustees withhold any further sales of sub- 
merged lands in that county until the end of the next Legislative 
Session, the purpose of which ia to seek legislative authority 
for establishing a uniform bulkhead line in the waters of Martin 
County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted. Mm t the Trustees grant 
request of Martin County, except aa to applications heretofore 
received and in the processing stage but not yet completed. Ala c , 
the Trustees reserve the right to consider any case thst might 
have special merit after giving notice to the Board of County 
Commissioners of Martin County. 



Mr. Elliot explained that along the line of the request from 
Martin County, the Trustees offered a bill at the 1955 session 
of the Legislature which would hive covered this subject on a 
atate-wlde level, but it failed of passage. 



Letter was presented from Guy J. Bender, Chief, Everglades Firs 
Control District, -calling attention to the danger of flrea 
being aet on atate lands and requesting authority to poat state 
lands in an effort to control fires within that district. 



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Hot Ion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees appoint 
Guy J. Bender, Chief, Everglades Fire Control District, agent 
for the Trustee* of the Internal Improvement Fund, with authority 
to post ail lands owned by said Trustees within the Fire Control 
District against trespass. 



CLAY COUNTY - Request was presented from the United States, Depart- 
ment of the Navy, for deed In fee simple coverings certain submerged 
lands in the St. Johns River, Clay County, adjacent to Clark* • a 
Kill Grant In Section 38. Township 6 South, Range 26 East, con- 
taining 3.67 acres. The said parcels are dealred in connection 
with the Naval Base at Green Cove Springs, Florida. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
conveyance to the United States of the two parcels requested, with- 
out cost, the deed to contain a reversion clause In the event tie 
land should not be used for purposes of the Havy, and that non-use 
commitment be given as to oil and minerals. 



PALM BEACH CuUNTY - Request was presented from the United States, 
Department of the Air Force, for lease of k*52 acre a, more or 
leaa, designated as Tract 735, Parcel No. 3 Okeechobee Waterway 
Project, Palm Beach County, subject to a perpetual easement Issued 
^to the Department of the Army. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustee a authorise 
issuance of lease In favor of the United States, Department of the 
Air Force, subject to perpetual easement heretofore issued to the 

Department of the Army. 



ST. LUCIt CuUNTY - North Beach Development Company makes application 
for permit to dredge material from an area comprising 15-6 acres. 
The landward limits from which material la to b* taken will ba 200 
feet northwestwardly as measured at right angles to the center line 
of exiatlng State Road No. A-l-A, St. Lucie County. Applicants 
offer payment at the rate of 180.00 per acre. 

Mr. Elliot advised that for some years the Trustees have followed 
the policy of selling fill material by the cubic yard and the only 
exception hue been in a few casea involving purchase of submerged 
land. In the present application no submerged bottoms to be filled 
are being acquired from the Trustees, but the material to be taken 
will be used for raising the elevation of land owned by applicant. 
It is recommended that the established policy be followed and fill 
material sold by the cubic yard. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline 
the offer of $80.00 an acre from North Beach Development Company 
and make counter proposal to aell the fill material at the regular 
rate per cubic yard. 



SARASOTA CoUNTY - A. B. Edwards of Sarasota, Florida, requests 
that the Trustees Join in litigation involving title to certain 
bay bottoms in front of the Florence Subdivision on Little 
Sarasota Bay, which subdivision embraces U. S. Government Lots 
1 and 2 In Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 16 East. The 
title of the suit la Benjamin B. Dunn, at el, vs. The Hopkins 
Corporation, et el, filed in the Circuit Court for the 12th 
Judicial Circuit Court. The Hopkins Corporation takes the posi- 
tion that the state is the owner of the bay bottoms and they are 
the upland owners with prior rights to purchase bay bottoms 
fronting on Florence Subdivision. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the request from 
Mr. Edwards be referred to the Attorney General for handling, 
aa it is strictly a legal matter. 



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Request mi presented from the Everglades Experiment Station at 
Belleglade, Florida, that a balance of t2.U00.00, authorised 
by the Trustees for purchase of equipment frost Wewport Industries, 
Inc., In connection with ramie production, be used for construc- 
tion of a slsb on which to place the degummlng equipment instead 
of purchase of machinery which has been withdrawn from sale or 
is not deemed necessary to purchase at this time. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Florida 
to use the $2,400.00 for construction of a concrete slab floor 
for the dsgiaasing equipment. 



Mr. Elliot Informed the Trustees that there are certain lots under 
the Murphy Act on Anna Maria Say, Manatee County that Mould be 
suitable for bathing beaches and recommended that Lots 17 and 16, 
Block 35, Lots 15 and 16, Block 36, and Lot 12, Block 37 be purchased 
by the Trustees at the bid price of $$0.00 per lot. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the recommendation of 
Mr. Elliot be approved and that transfer of title be made from 
the Murphy Act to the Trustees upon payment of $250.00. 



Attention was called to a letter received by the Governor on the 
subject of beach erosion. In view of recommendation from Dr. Per 
Bruun, beach erosion expert st the University of Florida, and 
possible legislation on this subject st the coming session of the 
Legislature, it was decided to take no action until after adjourn- 
ment of the 1957 Legislature. 



Mr. Elliot reported that examination has been ajbde of the Strauss 
Apartment Building at 803 South Adams Street, which has been 
assigned as quarters for the Trustees > office, and that ha desires 
authority to make necessary changes and repairs to accommodate 
the office. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded and adoptad, that Mr. Billot 
be authorised to fix up the building at as reasonable a coat as 
possible. It was so ordered. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the following salaries and necessary and regular expenses 
be approved for payment: 

Elliot, Engineer and Secretary $ 1,050.00 

Wallla, Assistant Engr. & Secretary 875.00 

Morton, Fiber Technologist 625.00 

Fergus**!; Land Agent 500.00 

Williams, Assistant Engineer 597. 9«* 

Bridges, Auditor 515.00 

Vocelle, Attorney 250.00 

wysor, Jr., Engineering Aid 350.00 

Landrum, Assistant Engineer 321.1+3 

Barco, Secretary- CI ark 524-17 

Dedge, Secretary-Clerk 1+60.00 

Pi chard, secretary- Clerk 338.75 

Shelfer, Clerk-Stenographer 338-75 

. Greene, Rental Agent 52.50 

R. H. Landers, Maid 29.16 

The H. ft W. B. Drew Company 27*20 

Capital Office Equipment Cos-puny, Inc. 103.70 

R. H. Hunt 11.75 

Ray Y. Oildea, Jr. 1+3.05 

Jane Letitia Han-rick 16,361.1+0 

Tsala Apopka Basin Recreation and Water 

Conservation Control Authority 8,000.00 

3)£ Transfer to General Revenue 13,795-15 

Deeb Builders, Inc. 19,609.31 



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Tallahassee Blue Print & Supply Co. $ 1.35 

Leon Blueprinting Company « 1.60 

Wystt's Business Machines 5.00 

0. K. Simmons, CCC Brevard County 3.60 



Phillip Pickens 56.00 

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The Okeechobee News 18.1*0 



Key West Board of Realtors li7.00 



The Tltusvllle Star-Advocate 18. 1*0 

The &ey West Cltlsen 1*1*. 1*7 

The Coral Tribune 10, JO 

Fort Fierce newspapers, Inc. 21.85 

General Office Equipment Company 5-95 

Capital Office Equipment Company 11.10 
Kra. Jawett Moore 56,219.90 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Trans, to State School Fund 30,022.88 

J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Trans, to State Board of Conservation 13,050.96 

C. P. Mason 32-50 

T. M. Shaekleford, Jr. 1*2.65 

Harry P. Leu, Inc. 618.76 

Newport Industries, Inc. 750.00 
Jack Culpepper 18,81*3.01 

Leon Abstract Co., Inc. 1*5.00 

Ray E. Or sen. Comptroller 21*2.05 

Board of County Commissioners, Pinellas Co, 315*00 

Southeastern Telephone Company 11*7.55 

Western Onion Telegraph Company 14.92 

J. E. Pratt 25.00 

Francis H. Clifton 26.60 

The Coral Tribune 50.60 

Stuart Dally Hews, Inc. 16.10 

The Falsi Beach Post-Times 20,00 

Standard Oil Company 3.9<^ 

Capital Office Equipment Company, Inc. 8.87 

General Office Equipment Company 2.01* 

Capital Office Equipment Company, Inc. 103-70 

Capital Tile Company 330.00 

Prentiss Huddle ston and Associates 591.07 

Capital Venetian Blind Company 332.60 

Mld-Fl*. Chemical Company 11*2.61* 

Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 1,199.25 

The Commercial Office Supply Company 2,018.61 

Leon Abstract Company, Inc. 11*8.00 
J. 0. Carliie 10,609.36 

Prank H. Harks, CCC Broward County 1*81.50 

J. 0. Neablt 53-30 

U. S. Postoffice, Tallahassee 158.1*0 

Leon Blueprinting Company 8.90 

Rose Printing Company, Inc. 6.85 

Wyatt*s Business Machines 1.50 

John T. Ferreira It Son 15.00 

J. E. Pratt 25.00 

The Bradenton Herald 17.63 

General Office Equipment Company 11.70 

R & M Camera Shop 16.00 

Tallahassee Democrat 12.00 



SOBJcCTS ORDER CHaFTER 18296 

Mr. Elliot presented Report Ro. 666 listing 167 bids for sals of 
land under Chapter 16296, and request for issuance of Hillsborough 
County Deed lo. 08- Chapter 21681*-Suppl.-Cor. to Southwest Tampa 
Storm Sewer Drainage District. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the Trustees approve 
Report lo. 666 as presented and authorize issuance of deeds 
corresponding thereto. 



The State Road Department submits request for the following: 



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Bay County - Deed to a parcel of land 50 x 100 fart 
In Section 28, Township 1 South, Range 1* West, desired 
In coonectlon with State Road Ho. i-388-Seetion U661±-250, 
with offer of $15.00; 

Taylor County - Right of Way through Lot 8, Block 5, 
Homehaven Subdlvlaion for Parry Street* - Sao. 3650-152. 

Motion was made, aecondad and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
request froav tha State Road Department and eu thorite execution 
of deed and right of way eaaeawnt. 



ALACHUA COOTO - Request nu au bait ted for re conal deration of 
aotlon taken on application from devisee e of J. A. Phlfer for 
conveyance under Chapter 2831? of 1953 of 480 acres of land, 
being the Wj of IE* and w| and Ei of SEt of Section 10, Town- 
ship 9 South, Range 19 East. Janes E. Clayton, attorney of 
Gainesville, on behalf of Helen Phlfer Glass, Aaenath Phlfer 
Hale and Mary Phlfer McKenxie, submits an offer of 14,800.00 - 
double the former bid - for conveyance of the land. 

Motion was aade, seconded and adopted, that the Truatees accept 
the offer of $4,800.00 and authorise Issuance of deed under Chapter 
28317 In favor of applicants. 



COLOMBIA CGDMTY - Application was presented from the helra of M. C. 
Houser, for conveyance under Chapter 28317 of 1953 of the IEt of 
IWJ of Section 10, Township 5 South, Range 17 East, containing 
40 acrea, with offer of 15.00, or a total of $200.00. 

This application was received prior to tha data the Trustees 
lncreaaed the base bid from #5.00 to $10.00 par acre and the 
case is eligible under tha Hardship Act. 

Motion wee aade, seconded and adopted, that tha offer he accepted 
and deed authorised Issued under Chapter 28317. 



CITRUs COUsTi" - The State Road Department applies for conveyance 
of a small parcel of land described as that part of the SEt of SEt 
of SEt. south and east of Le can to -Holder Road in Section 2, Town- 
ship 18 South, Range 18 Eut, lying within $0 feet each aids of 
the survey line of State Road Bo. 491 - Section 0208-102. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that conveyance of the 
parcel be made to the State Road Department at the price of $20.00. 



PRAJKLIH C0UBTY - The City of Carrabelle requests conveyance of 
oeaetery Lots 1, 2, 3, k, 5, Block 0, Range 2 of Pickett's 
Addition to the City of Carrabelle. 

Motion was made, aecondad and adopted, that deed be Issued to the 
City of Carrabelle under Chapter 21684, without ooet, the deed to 
contain tha provision that the land shall ba used for cemetery 
purposes of the City of Carrabelle. 



JEPTCRS01* C0UWTY - Request was presented from Tommy Martin for 
refund of $110.00 which be paid for land conveyed by Jefferson 
County Deed Ro, 399. Subaequantly It was found that the land 
was erroneously certified under the Murphy Act, having been double 
assessed. 

Motion wss aade, seconded and adopted, that tha Truatees authorise 
refund of $110.00 to Mr. Martin. 



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CITRUS COUNTY - Mr. Prancla Williams, Clark of the Circuit Court, 
discussed method of sales under the Murphy Act and the policy of 
the Trustees to decline bids after the sale has been made by the 
Clerk; also asked If a correct list of lands remaining under the 
Murphy Act could be furnished. 

The Trustees explained the method used In handling sales and th» 
reasons therefor, and suggested that he bring hla list of certifi- 
cates to Tallahassee and correct by the list in the office. 



HERNANDO COUNTY - Mr. Leaaon Q. Yarn, Clark of the Circuit Court, 
presented request from James E. Rooks for conveyance under Chapter 
28317 of 1953 of the BE* of SE* of BWj, the St. of SEi of SW± of 
Section 15, Township 21 South, Range 20 East, containing 30 acres. 
Applicant offers $150.00 for the land. 

The Trustees authorised the deed issued, but after the meeting 
It developed that all the Information in the case was not before 
the Trustees as the application was not on the agenda. The 
matter was held up pending later presentation. 









Motion waa mads by Mr, Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the following salaries and refund be approved for payment: 

E. Hewitt, Clerk-fookiaseper #4?2.08 

J. C. Conner, Clerk-Stenographer 225.00 
Rose Bona, c/o Jess Math as, CCC Volusia 

County - Refund Deed Bo. 1(019 20.00 
Tommy Martin, c/o Ike Anderson, CCC 

Jefferaon County - Refund Deed 399 110.00 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 




' ^mito* > 



ATTEST 



Tallahassee, Florldi 
March Id, 1957 






The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Boom, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeBoy Collins, Governor 

Bay E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard w. Ervln, Attorney General 



P. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



The Secretary presented the minutes of the Trustees datsd February 7 4 12, 
1957 with Information that copies have bean furnished each member. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve the 
minutes aa presented. 



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ALACHUA COUHTY - The Land Agent reported that the state owns 
several parcels of lend lit veriaue location* In this county, 
aggregating 502 acres, end the 11 at of said lands has the 
notation "Squatters" and "Hone for sal* except settlers thereon", 
and such notations are understood to have been a\ade over 20 
years ago; and if the parcels are still occupied application 
should be made to purchase or the occupants notified to vacate. 
It Is recommended that an sppraiial be suds and data furnished 
on unauthorised occupants, the coat of such Inspection and 
appraisal not to exceed |200.00. 

Motion was aade by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the inspection and appraisal be authorized within the east 
limitation of $200.00. 



MONROE CQtJNTy - Request is made by Florida Kays Aqueduct Coaaaiaaion 
for grant of 200 x 300 feet, comprising 1,38 acres of submerged 
land adjacent to XT. 3. Highway Ho. 1 at Cross Key, the said site 
to be used for a water pumping station. The CobbbI salon advises 
that three such sites are essential to the economy of the keys 
and the City of Kay West. The Land Agent recommends laaae of 
the area for the specific use at nominal rental with reversion 
for non-use. 

Motion was made by Mr. Evln, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the request be granted aa recommended by the Land Agent, 
subject to approval of the State Road Department. 



PALM BEACH COtnmf - Luther Jones of Belleglede, Florida, on 
behalf of the Estate of L. B, Aspey and C. J. Aapey, requests 
that deads be issued to applicants upon payment of the purchase 
price agreed to at sale confirmed March 20, 1951. Tn« Land Agent 
reports that minutes of December 19, 1950 disclose that application 
waa presented with offer of #50.00 per acre on behalf of L. E. and 
C. J. Aspey, for purchase of 11.66 acres aad 9.72 acres adjacent 
.o their uplands in Section 11, Township L3 South, Range 36 East, 
located on Kreemers Island in Lake Okeechobee. The lend waa 
advertlaad for objections and no objections ware submitted on the 
date advertised, March 20, 1951. The sale waa confirmed but the 
records do not disclose that deed or contract waa issued. 

Applicants now offer the purchase price plus six percent ib%) 
interest from date of sale to this date, with explanation by 
Mr. Jones that the brother handling the purchase of the property 
died recently and it was then d la covered the t the transaction 
had never been closed. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted , 
that the Trustees authorise issuance of deed aa requested upon 
payment of 150.00 per acre, plus interest st six percent on the 
purchase price from March 20, 1951. 



PhLM BEACH COUHTY - The United States Government, holder of Lease 
Ho. 866 {DA-06-123-eng-123U desires a five-year ex tana ion from 
June 30, 1957, making the expiration date June 30, 1962. The 
area is used for a rifls range and covers 97.5 acres In the 
North 3 A of the Efr of W& of Section 17, Township ki South, 
Range I4.3 Eaat, lying Worth and East of U. 3. Gove r n men t Meander 
Line through the West half of Section 17, of said Township and 
Range. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the extension aa 
requested by the united States be granted. 



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DUVAL COUNTY - The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, adjacent 
upland owner, makes application to purchase 7.95 acres of land 
bordering the St. Johns River In unsurveyed Section Ik, Township 
2 South, Range 26 East, 6.10 acres of which la filled and Improved. 
1.85 acres ia submerged land lylnf between the old fill and the 
newly established bulkhead Hit . The parcel is desired for pro- 
posed construction of an office building. The company claims 
title to this parcel under Section 271.01, Florida Statutes 
(Butler Act). 

The applicant offers $250.00 per acre for 1.85 acres and $100.00 
per acre for 6.10 acres, both parcels to be conveyed under one 
Instrument. Ihe Land Agent recommends advertisement for objections 
only of the entire acreage of 7*95 acres, with the advertisement/"" 
carrying s statement that "The purpose of this sale. If eoneunmeAed, 
la to confirm in the applicant title to 6.1 acres under Section 
271.01, Florida Statutes, prior to repeal, and to include in such 
sale 1.85 acres of submerged land adjoining". 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
advertisement of the entire parcel of 7*95 acres for sale, subject 
to objections only, at the price offered, the notice to Include 
the statement recommended by the Land Agent. 



DUVAL COUHTY - Request w&s made by J. H. Bunch, on behalf of Hary 
Coureon, for interpretation of the interest conveyed by Trustees 
of Internal Improvement Fund in Deed No. 121+01 dated October 31, 
1883 in favor of Clarence J. Raulereon, which deed purports to 
convey Government Lots 1, 2 and 3 of Section 3, Township 1 South, 
Range 2B East, 6U.9L acres, Duval County, 

The Land Agent advises that "The whole of fractional sections one, 
two, three . . ." etc, of said township and range, containing 9,01*6 
acre a, were patented as "Swamp and Overflowed Lands" under the Act 
of Congress approved September 26, 1850 "according to the official 
plats of survey" to the State of Florida on' June 23. 1862 by St. 
Augustine Land Patent No. 16. Said patent did not state the areas 
of the several separate fractional sections; that the Bureau of 
Land Management, in letter to the Commissioner of Agriculture 
dated May 18, 1951 has construed "fractional sections" to be the 
lands surveyed by the 0. 3. Surveyors, not the unsurveyed areas 
which appear within the theoretical one -mile -square section units 
of regular townships, and cited two cases, viz: 

(1) Cragln v. Powell (126 U.S. 691,696) in which the 
U. S. Supreme Court stated: 

"It is a well settled principle that when lands 
are granted according to an official plat of the 
survey of such lands, the plat, Itself, with all 
lta notes, lines, descriptions, and land marks, 
becomes aa much a part of the grant or dead by 
which they were conveyed, and oontrola to far as 
limits are concerned, as if such descriptive 
features were written out upon the face of the 
deed or grant itself." 

(2} Chapman * Dewey Lumber Company v. St. Francis 
Levee District (232 U.S. 186) in which the U. S. supreme 
Court held: 

"A patent for the » whole of a township* according 
to the official plat of the survey la here con- 
strued in view of whet appeared upon the plat and 
of the acreage specified in the patent, as embrac- 
ing the whole of the surveyed lands In the town- 
ship, but not an unsurveyed area, approximating 
6,000 acres, which was represented upon the plat 
aa a meandered body of water". 

Sale of the three lots by the Trustees would appear to be prima 
facia evidence that the Patent of the whole of fractional Section 
3 had been eons trued by the State as a grant of the several 
surveyed Government Lots which constituted the fractional section 



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In the 0. S, Survey! improved by th* Survsyor-Oenersl. Attention 
li celled to the feet that the first 0, a. Surrey, made In I63I1, 
wee approved but omitted one or more Spanish lend grants, and a 
farther D. S. Surrey defining the grants confined by the U.S. 
Supreme Court was approved by the Surveyor-General In 1651 and 
that this latter survey appears complete and must supersede the 
18JJ+ survey. The patent to the State In 1882 "according to the 
official plats of survey" would be in accordance with the 1951 
survey. Any construction of the patent as a grant of anything 
other then the surveyed lands would be to charge that it wee a 
grant of sovereignty bottoms, marsh or other uasurveyed area 
and oast doubt upon the validity of the source of title of count- 
less owners whose rights of ownership and titles have never be«i 
challenged. . 

Mr. Bunch exhibits original letter dated September 5» 1956, signed 
by the Acting Men eg or, on letterhead of the D. S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Eastern Stetee Land 
Office, Washington, In which it is stated that the subject lota 
vested 1b the State of Florida through St. Augustine Patent lo. 
16 and "The Government having divested iteelf of title thereto 
It has no further Jurisdiction and it is not subject to further 
selection under the public domain lews" and that "inclusion of the 
land In the Prospectus for public Domain Land Sale was in error" 
and "the land la this day being withdrawn from said sale." 

Mr. Bunch exhibits two further letters from ths bureau of Land 
Management, signed by the Chief, Lands Adjudication Scot lon ( 



dated September 21, 1956 and December 10, 1956 respectively and 
contending that the Intent of the 0. S. "was to issue patent 
for the uneurveyed ur ah lands ..." end "that the plat made in 
I83I4. ahowt the surveyed area of Section 3 as containing 511*3 
acres." Ths plat approved in 1651 shows part of ths former Section 
3 to have been Included In ths confirmed William Fitxpatrlck Grant 
Section 3d and that Section 3 ik U.S. lots) aggregated 78. 60 acres. 
Land Agent contend* that the area shown on the approved map of 
1851 supersedes end vacates any showing to the contrary on the 
183L map and that the "Official plats of Survey" mentioned in the 
Patent can refer only to the 1851 map as a determination of the 
intent of tits St. Augustine Patent Issued In 1882. Neither the 
plat of 1831* nor the 1851 plat bear any notation of computed or 
estimated area of the uneurveyed lands In Section 3* The letter 
of September 5 Is consistent with the Interpretation of the Bureau 
of Land Management given to the Commissioner of Agriculture in 
1951 with the U. S. Supreme Court citations. The letters of 
September 21, 1956 and December 10, 1956 are Inconsistent with 
and in complete conflict with Interpretations heretofore taken 
aa official and final and customarily followed by title examiners 
and attorneys, and, using a map approved in 1634 instead of the 
approved map of 1651, fall to validate the position ststed. 

The sub J sot lots ere shown to have come through a regular chain 
of title from the State of Florida to the grandfather of Mrs. Mary 
Courson In 1696 and by a further conveyance to her uncle in 1900, 
who conveyed to Mrs. Courson in 19U1. Mr. Bunch shows that Mrs. 
Courson and her family have resided upon the land for more than 
60 years in peaceable adverse possession. 

Land Agent recommends that the Trustees go on record as 
interpreting the St. Augustine Land Patent Mo. 16 as granting 
to ths State of Florida the said Government Lots 1, 2 and 3 of 
Section 3, Township 1 South, Range 26 Bast in accordance with 
the decisions of the D. S. Supreme Court cited above. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted that the recommenda- 
tion of ths Land Agent be accepted as the action of the Board, 



V0L0SI* COOTfTY - Mr. Elliot presented letter addressed to the 
Attorney General from Alfred E. Hawkins, Day tone Beach, Florida, 
requesting disclaimer from the Trustees to land lying between 
the eaatsrly boundary of Lot 16, Block 26, and the west ordinary 
high water mark of Halifax River, Mason and Car swell Subdivision 
of Holly Hill, Florida. The Attorney General's Office sdrltsa 



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that they aee no objection to Issuance of a disclaimer if the 
Trustees make no claim to aaid land. Mr. Elliot reported that 
an examination or the records in the Land Office discloses that 
the land la not held by the Trustees. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees iaaue 
disclaimer In favor of Mr. Hawkins* client, Mrs. Ethelwyn Stewart, 
cover! n? the land referred to. 



ST. LUCIE COUNTY - Troup Brothers, Inc., of Port Pierce, Florida, 
contractor for the State Road Department on Road A-l-A, requests 
permission from the Trustees to take 290,000 cubic yards of 
material for road fill in St. Lucie County. It was reco.mnended 
that the permit be Issued with charge for the material at the 
regular ratea. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Truateea authorise 
issuance of permit to Troup Brothers, Inc., for taking material 
for road fill in St. Lucie County with payment at the regular rates, 
material to be taken from a location selected by Mr. Elliot, 



MARTIN COUNTY - R. v. Fitzgerald, representing James R. Craggs 
Construction Company, contractors for the State Road Department 
in the construction of State Road A-l-A, requests permission 
from the Trustees to take 170,000 cubic yards of material for 
road fill in Martin County, the material to be taken from the 
easterly shore of the Indian Hirer. Information was furnished 
that the contractor is making no charge to the State Road Depart- 
ment for fill material. 

Motion was made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees grant 
permission to Craggs Construction Coop any for taking 170,000 
cubic yards of fill material from a location in Indian River to 
be selected by Mr. Elliot. 



OSCEOLA COUNTY - Lloyd E. Smith makes application to take material 
from the bottom of East Lake Tohopekallga to fill a atrip of land 
approximately 3700 feet long, having a width of approximately 135 
feet, adjacent to State Road Ho. 523. Applicant proposes to fill 
to the usual elevation an were* conveyed to him by the Trustees. 
It Is recommended that applicant be permitted to take fill material 
from said lake, subject to conditions for protection of the lake 
against damage, and that specifications for taking the material 
shall be approved by the Engineer's office. 

Notion was made, aeconded and adopted, that the request be granted 
subject to conditions as recommended and that no charge be made 
for the material as the land to bs filled was purchased from the 
Trustees. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - At the meeting of the Trustees February 26, 1957, 
the application of Mr. Louis Wallace was presented on behalf of 
hia clients, Redlngton Shores, Pinellas County, and the matter 
was referred to Mr. Elliot for report on request for grant by 
the Trustees of s strip of land to coop ens ate for right of way 
required by the State Road Department. 

Mr. Elliot reported aa follows: 

REPORT 

On August 11, 1953, a conference was held in this office 
with the District Engineers, Corps of Engineer, U. S, Army, 
Jacksonville District and Mobile District, in reference to 
cooperation between the United States and this state re- 
lating to navigation. The purpose was to insure reserving 
of suitable right of way, spoil deposit areas required 
for existing end future Intra-eoaatal waterways, space 
in bays and harbor a for the expansion of water borne commerce, 
and at entrances to the bays and harbors adequate space for 
entrance fairways. 



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On September 1 of same j«tr I reported to the True tee » 
on the conference end made certain recommendations affect- 
ing the subject. The Trustee* accepted the recommendations. 
One of the things resulting from the conference was ths 
reserving froa sale or other disposition areas needed in 
the Interest of navigation, including Tor intracoastel 
waters a minimum of §00 feet for channel purposes and 
1500 feet for maintenance spoil areas and general maintenance. 

The Intracoastel Waterway at Redlngton Shores la lose then 
the 500 feet minimum width, being only 250 to £60 feet 
from bank to bank, sad in accordance with the action of 
the Trustees more than throe Tears ago, no conveyance of 
submerged bottoms through the narrows may be expected. 

The existing cooperative project between the united 
States and the "est Coast Inland navigation District 
provides for a minimum channel depth of 6 feet and minimum 
width of 100 feet on the bottom. In the future it may be 
expected that the Intraooaatal Waterways along the west 
coaat will be coordinated in depth and width to the Intre- 
coaatal Waterway along the Sast Coaat of Florida to a final 
water depth of 12 feet and minimum bottom width of 125 feet. 
A depth of 12 feet through sand or sandy eraae will require 
side slopes of somewhere from 6 to 8 feet horizontal to 1 
vertical. 

Under such plan the area actually required for such channel 
would be 125 feet plus 100 feet on each side for side slopes. 
That takes up 350 feet. Allowance of 50 to 75 feet each 
aide of the channel for boat slips and wharfs will account 
for the remainder. That, in detail, la the reason for the 
reservation for channel purpose* of 500 feet. Practically 
all of the narrows Is leas then 500 feet In width. 

Mr. Elliot recommended that the Trustees consider carefully this 
and similar applications because whatever concession Is made for 
one will set a precedent for other similar requeata, and while 
it may not look important now, the Trustees will need to think 
of what it will mean in the future when the waterway shall be 
j Improved to greater depth end width, requiring acquisition by 

the county of additional right of way, involving highly improved 
property at great expense or abandonment of the waterway. 

Governor Collins, Comptroller Green and Treasurer Laraon were not 
disposed to relax the policy heretofore agreed upon and were In 
favor of voting for the recommendation of Mr. Billot. 

Attorney Oeneral Ervln expressed the view that While he was loath 
to modify the rules or go against the recommendations of Nr. Elliot, 
he felt In view of the approval by the inland Navigation I>l»triot, 
the County Commissioners, Pinellas County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority, and the expression from Mr. Al Rogero, Road 
Board member, that an exception oould be made in this ease. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the application of 
Mr. Wallaoe, on behalf of his clients, be denied. 



Letter was presented from Pinellas County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority advising that William S. Fielding, Exemlner 
for said authority, has filed with the Clerk hie report on the 
hearing on application of Al W, Puren and wife, Isobsl E. Furen, 
for permit to dredge, fill and aaawall an area commonly known 
as Cats Point Bank, in lower Boca Clegs Bay, Pinellas County, 
and allowing thirty (30) days for the filing of exceptions to 
said report. 

Attorney Oeneral Ervln explained that the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund have author lxed T. H. Shackleford to Tile exceptions 
to the report of Mr. Fielding, which he has dona, or la In the 
process of doing. After the exceptions are filed the Pinellas 
County Water and Navigation Control Authority will determine its 
decision on the exceptions. 



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J. Hardin Peterson was present representing Al W. Puren and tils 
application for permit to Till the area referred to aa "Cats 
Point Bank", and stated that he would like to have Colonel Herbert 
C. Gee and Or. Janes B, Lackey make brief statements with reference 
to certain phases of the case. He explained that when the deeds 
were issued Mr. Puren contemplated filling and developing the area. 
Provisions set forth in the deeds from the Trustees were read. 
The deed to which nap was attached specified certain things to be 
done and Mr. Puren has been following instructions of the deeds 
and sap. Re stated that neither the conditions nor the map had 
the approval of Mr. Elliot but they were executed by the Trustees 
and furnished the purchaser and he has been proceeding accordingly. 
Continuing his remarks, Mr. P star son stated that this natter was 
before the Trustee a last fall, and quoted from an opinion rendered 
by the Attorney General which was in effect that Section 253.03, 
Florida Statutes, vesta in the Trustees of the Internal Improve- 
ment Fund no Jurisdiction or control over filling or dredging of 
submerged lands owned by individuals, firms or corporations, even 
though they were purchased from the State or the Trustees. Applicants 
have appeared before the Pinellas County Water and navigation Control 
Authority, the examiner for that agency has held hearings and sub- 
mitted his report, which is favorable to Hr. Puren, and holds that 
the rill will not be of substantial injury to navigation, marine 
life or any upland in the area; that the City of St. Petersburg 
adopted a resolution recently approving the fill but by wire has 
requested a modification (telegram from the city was read) which 
he has advised his clients they cannot do without consent from 
the Trustees. His clients want to find out the nature of the 
Trustees' objection and they will get with Mr. Elliot and the City 
of St. Petersburg for the purpose of working out something acceptable 
to all parties. 

Colonel Herbert Gee stated that he was formerly Colonel with the 
0. 3. Engineers, now retired, la employed by the applicants and 
his report deals with navigation In Boca Ciega Bay as It will be 
affected by the proposed fill and improvement. He submitted 
photographs showing the Bay aa it is, the effect of the tides and 
shoaling activities. He referred to testimony given by himself 
on behalf of his client, and by W. Turner Wall la representing the 
Trustees, at the hearing in Pinellas County, and that they differed 
in one respect In the testimony and that was the possible adverse 
effect the fill would have on the water flow through the channel 
at Pass-A-Grllle. Colonel Gee expressed the further belief that 
the conversion of these mud flats into improved property will be 
the wisest and bast use to which the land could be put and that 
it will not have any adverse affect upon the tidal waters of Boca 
Clega Bay; that the Bay has increased in width in the past twenty 
years from erosion; that there will be a daaper channel if this 
work la done and the width of the channel between the developman t 
and the mainland will be 500 feet and another channel through the 
center of the development will be provided with an opening 500 
feet in width, as required in the deed. 

Dr. James B. Lackey stated that he is now on the faculty of the 
University of Florida, on vacation leave at present from the 
University. He Informed the Trustee* aa to hia background since 
his graduation from Columbia University, New York, and stated 
that he has made this study and examination on his own time. 
He submitted a prepared statement on the effect of the Puren Pill 
from the biological standpoint, which pointed out that Cats Point 
Bank from Coast and Geodetic maps made several years apart will 
eventually be a mangrove island, will result In a mosquito breed- 
ing area and probably produce a very small amount of fish and 
shrimp; that aa it now exista it Is an obstacle to alleviating 
pollution in the area from sewage disposal and is considered by 
soma authorities as contributing to the Red Tide; that the rilling 
of Cats Point Bank will Increase circulation and tend to eliminate 
pollution and will improve the lulfport beaches by being washed 
by circulating water rather than to continue collecting silt, aid 
that there Is no evidence to Indicate that dredging is damaging. 
Further, that the State Board of Health would probably not allow 
cosssarclal shell fishing in the area on account of the bacterial 
quality of the water, and he does not consider that the proposed 
fill will destroy marine life nor fishing area; that he consider s 
the channels planned for the fill will freshen the waters to the 



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north «nd ba a benefit, and that he be i leves the channel for ths 
Inland Waterway proposed by the City of Gulfport will destroy 
the aeme area for marine organiama as haj been claimed that the 
Ra trier fill Mill. 

Kr. Leonard Buraten stated that he Is attorney for **r. Lee Ratner, 
Mho entered Into contract last August to purchase the Pur en Interest 
la Cats Point Bank; that his client Is at a losa to know why the 
state has filed objections to the fill and is willing to try and 
work out with the state these objections. Mr. Buraten called 
attention to the fact that the sales were handled in the usual 
manner, it was understood that the purchaser Intended to fill the 
area, no objections were filed to ths sale, ths purchaser has 
good title and has authority under the law to rill. A War Depart- 
ment permit was granted for the fill, the County Nsvlgetion Con- 
trol Authority and the City of St. Petersburg have given their 
approval, and If the question comes to litigation the owners will 
proceed on the basis of the present plans, but if the owner and 
the Trustees can agree on certain modifications no suit will be 
necessary. 

Attorney General Ervin explained that when contract for sale was 
made several years ago it was contemplated that a fill would be 
made but there has been some dispute about the extent of the fill 
and the openings that were originally proposed; that later the 
Legislature passed an act giving the County Commissioners authority 
to determine if fills should be made and the alsej that the Trustees, 
through its engineers, ths Conservation Department, and other agencies 
have made investigation of numeroua protests riled to this and other 
fills in Pinellas County and the results are all adverse to ths fill. 
The Trustees have filed formal protest to the Pinellas County water 
and Navigation Control Authority and to the War Department. Also, 
since the report filed by the county's examiner, Kr. fielding, 
the Trustees have Instructed Kr. Shsckleford to file exceptions 
to ths report. Ths Trustees oppose the plsn ss submitted. The 
Attorney General asked if the applicants and the City of St. Peters- 
burg now desire that the Trustees discuss a modi fi cation of the 
proposed fill. 

Mr. Peterson stated that he did not think the Trustees had ever 
had the whole picture presented and that waa the purpose of this 
meeting. Kr. Bursten reiterated that his clients are willing 
to discuss modification of the plan with ths Trustees. 

Governor Collins pointed out that this sale was made in a prior 
administration and ths original purchase was for an area adjacent 
to a small parcel of upland approximately 200 by liOO feet. He 
outlined the Trustees 1 policy of cooperating with upland owners, 
but In this esse s second application waa made to purchase a long 
narrow strip in extension of the original purchsse snd the pro- 
posed fill extends out from this narrow strip tsklng In a large 
area which is against the policy of the Trustees. The proposed 
fill adjoins upland of the City of St. Petersburg, and if ths 
said city contemplated releasing Its upland rights, ths submerged 
area should have been advertised for competitive bidding rather 
than for objections only. Notice of Trustee objections has been 
filed with the Pinellas County Navigation ard Water Control Authority 
and with the 0. S. District Engineers. If Kr. Puren feels the 
Trustees have done him wrong In protesting his fill, the Trustee a 
will be glsd to refund what he has paid for the land. The Trustees 
have consistently refused to sell submerged land to anyone who is 
not the bonaflde upland owner, and although the sale waa made 
some years ago, this board is trying to rectify the mistake. 

The Governor asked that an analysis be made of the modification 
proposed by the City of St. Petersburg, in the light of the original 
proposal. 

Re question being submitted, no action was deemed necessary. 



PAJI BEACH CuUHTY - Mr. Ferguson presented telegram frost Claude 
Jonaa of belle Glade, Florida, requesting thst the Trustees grtit 
the City of Belle Glade an easement over a thirty Oo) foot parcel 
between Lots 12 and Ik, Section 31, Township 32 South, Range 37 
East, for street purposes. 



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Hot Ion tna made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustee a agree 
to dedicate the atrip for public street purposes, provided It 
la found to bs a public street upon Investigation. 



FINELlAS CuUNTY - Presented as lnfoimatlon was letter from 
■'. E. Eigenmann of Clearwater, Florida, President of the Clear 
water Federation of Civic Clubs, requesting that the Trustees 
halt dredging and filling In of the watera of Clearwater Bay 
and St. Joseph's Sound. 

Tha letter was received and ordered acknowledged with thanks. 



Mr. J. Lewis Ball, attorney of Tallahassee, Florida, Inquired 
whether the letter from Clearwater Civic Clubs would have any 
affect on the Clearwater Islands Beach ease. 

attorney General Ervln advised that the ease referred to by 
Mr. Hail it now In Court and there Is no action to be taken 
at this tine. 



Luther Jones of Balls Glade, Florida, was present and stated 
that he had appeared before the State Board of Conservation 
with reference to damage owners of Islands In Lake Okeechobee 
are suffering from works of the Flood Control District In raising 
the level of the lake. He explained that the United States 
Engineers had been apprised of the damage already done, and 
prospective damage in the future, as well aa to Central and 
Southern Florida Flood Control District. Kr. Jones aald ha 
assured the land owners that some equitable basis of payment 
would be devised. It is the desire of the island owners that 
the Flood Control District be given a flowmge easement over 
their lands, retaining to themselves the right to such uee of 
the land aa might be possible. For this easement the owners 
had agreed to accept fifty percent (50%) of the appraised value 
of the land, Recently the Central and Southern Flood Control 
District has made a counter proposal for payment of twelvs 
percent (l?j£) of the appraised value. This the owners are 
unwilling to accept. 

Resulting from the presentation to the Conservation Board, the 
matter was referred to Mr* F. C. Elliot fcr review and report. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees request 
Mr. Elliot to make an examination of the situation and report 
his recommendations. 



The Trustees deferred consideration of two proposed bills for 
presentation to the 1957 Legislature, one In reference to sub- 
merged bottoms and the other in reference to lakes of the state; 
also as to suggested resolution dealing with reserved interest 

in oil and minerals. 



Mr. Elliot requested authority to dispose of certain equipment 
In the Strauss apartment building, which iat 

It hot water heaters 
3 kitchen sinks 
lit light fixtures 
It oil tanks attached to the building. 

Offers of $20.00 each have been received for the hot water heaters 
and $15-00 each for the kitchen sinks. 

Without objection, Mr. Elliot was given authority to dlapoae of 
the equipment to the beat advantage possible. 



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Motion waa wade, seconded and adopted, to approve issuance of 
warrant in amount of 3750.00 to H. Pierce Pord and George I. 
Zlegler, aa real estate fees in connection with purchase of 
Capitol Canter property, this rate having haratofora been 
author 1 sad by the Board of Commissioners of Stata Inati tutiona. 



Governor Collins called up for conaldaratlon the application 
from Ryman Green and Dr. Bradley Waldron to purobaae submerged 
lands and fill an area in Pinellas County known aa "Tierre 
Verde". He explained that several hearings have bean held 
before the Trustees. The application was than referred to the 
State Land Use and Control Commission, which reported unfavorably. 
The queation was then referred to Mr, Elliot and ha cane up with 
a propoaal under which a United area could be granted for develop- 
ment. The State Road Department has Indicated the need for a right 
of war through the area for a Bayvay, and all these natters have 
bean the subject of considerable study in the hope that eone sound 
conclusion could be reached. 

The Governor reconmends that the application In lta praaant form 
be denied for the reason that he feels the applicants are asking 
far too large a land nasi; he suggested to applicants that If 
they would re-apply or modify their existing application by re- 
ducing the amount of the area applied for by seventy-five percent 
(15%) i he believed they could find a way to tie their existing 
land a together and permit a sound development without involving 
anvthing like the large area applied for. With the area reduced 
seventj-flve percent, something like U00 acrea would be added to 
the 600 owned by applicants. The Governor further stated that 
this natter has been dlscusaed with Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wallls 
to see if the reduced area could be developed on a practical 
basis and he understands they have worked out a propoaal under 
which that could be accomplished. It would be necessary, If 
settlement on the reduced basis be approved, to provide certain 
areas for public use together with a 500 foot right of way to 
be provided, without coat, for the state road, as well as car tain 
reservations and restrictions required by the City of St. Peters- 
burg In the original plan. 

The propoaal was submitted to Or. Waldron, who waa praaant, and 
ha agreed to the reduction as explained by the Governor, end to 
the provision for the road right of way and other cosk! taunts. 

Motion waa made by Attorney General Ervln, seconded by Mr. Lar»n 
and adopted, that the recommendation of Governor Collins be approved 
as the action of the Trustees, with payment for the land to bs on 
the basis of $100.00 per acre. It waa ao ordered, 

upon inquiry of Mr. Wallls aa to whether the proposed aettlemant 
would be In the public interest and acceptable to the people In 
that area, Mr. Wallla stated that he and Mr. Elliot have been 
in agreement that a certain amount of fill in that area would 
serve the public, and that he thinks the 75 peroent will be 
satisfactory. 

The Board requested that in the preparation of the deed Mr. Elliot 
and Mr. Wallls work out the description and delineate the line 
from which the fill can be taken. 



On March 5, 1957, the Board of Coraissloners of State Institutions 
authorised payment of architect's fee In connection with change 
in contract of J. O. Carllle for elevator and air conditioning 
equipment in the Governor's Mansion, In amount of $1,977.76 from 
the Internal Improvement Fund. 

Motion waa node, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
payment of el, 977. 76 aa requested by the Board of Commissioners 
of State Institutions. 



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Financial statements for tha month of February, 1957. are as follows; 

UKDER CHAPTER 610 



Balance as of Pebruary 1, 1957 
Receipt a for the Month: 

Land Sale a 

Quitclaim Deeds 

Revenue Bonds 

Advertising 

Trustees Minutes 

Shell 4 Sand Leases 

Timber Losses 

Or axing Lease a 

Mineral Leases 

Miscellaneous 

Property Rental 

Refund E.A.L. 



$65,644.06 

492.00 

6,527.50 

169.51 

2.00 

13.938.32 

180.94 

382.00 

779.65 

323.85 

1,336.11 

12.25 



Total Receipt! for February, 1957 

GRuND TOTaL 

Least Disbursements for February, 1957 
BALANCE AS OF FEBRUARY. 26, 1957 



#334, 702. 1|0 



69.906.19 

*V4,510.59 

20i.fl07.7e 

$ 222, 702.81 



DlaBURSEMtNTS FOR THs, MOHTH OP PEBRUAHY, 1957 



WARRANT 
DATE HO. PjJTEE 

2-4-57 239586 The H * W B Drew Company $ 

239587 Capital Office Equipment Co. 

2-5-57 241104 R. H. Hunt 

2-7-57 244410 Ray Y. Glldea, Jr. 

2 1 1I 1 Li 11 Teals Apopka Basin Recreation 

Control Authority 

244412 Jane Letltla Hawick 

2-8-57 246402 Tallahassee Blue Print 4 Supply 

246403 Leon Blueprinting Company 

24640U Wyetta Business Machines 

246405 0- M. Simons, CCC 

246406 Phillip Pickens 

246407 Key West Board of Realtors 

246408 The Okeechobee News 

246409 The Titusville Star-Advocate 

246410 The Key W o8 t Citizen 

246411 The Coral Tribune 

246412 Ft. Pierce Newspaper, Inc. 

246413 General u.'flce Equipment Co. 

246414 Capital Office Equipment Co. 

246415 Deeb Builders, Ihc. 
2-11-57 21*6361 J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer, 

Trans, to General Revenue Pund 
Edwin Larson, State Treasurer, 
Trans, to State School Pund 

247401 J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer, 
Trans, to State Bd.Conaervfttfcn 

253112 Mrs. Jewett Moore 

2-14-57 256467 C. P. Mason 

256468 T. M. Shaekleford, Jr. 

256469 Harry P. Lew, Inc. 

256470 Newport Industries, Inc. 
246471 Jack Culpepper 

2-15-57 258810 Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

258811 Board or County Coanissloners, 

Pinellas County 

258812 Southeastern Telephone Company 

258813 Western Onion Telegraph Company 
256814 J. E. Pratt 

258615 Francis H. Clifton 

258816 The Coral Tribune 

256817 Stuart Daily Saws, Inc. 



AMOUHT 

27.20 

103.70 

11.75 

43.05 

8,000.00 

16,361.40 

1.35 

1.60 

5. CO 

.60 

.00 



i 



47.00 

18.1 



2-13-57 247400 J. 



kO 

18.40 
44.47 
10.50 

21.85 

5.95 

11.10 

19,609.31 

13,795.15 
30,022.88 

13,050.96 

56,219.90 

32.50 

42.65 

618.76 

750.00 

18,843.01 

242.05 

315.00 
147.55 
14.92 
25.00 
26.60 
50.60 
16.10 



3-12-57 



DATis 



DliBURSBtejrrs POR THE HOVTH OP FEBRUARY, 1957 

(Continued) 
WARS ART 

MO. PAYEi. AMOOTIT 



2-15-57 


258818 


The Palm Batch Post-Tlmea $ 


20.00 




258819 


Standard Oil Company 


3.92 
8.87 




258820 


Capital Of rice Equipment Co., Inc. 




258821 


General Office Equipment Co, 


2.04 




258822 


Leon Abstract Co., Inc. 


45-00 


2-18-57 


261465 


Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 


103.70 




261466 


Capital Tile Company 


330. ou 




261467 


Prentice Huddleston k Associates 


591.07 




261466 


Capita^ Venetian Blind Co. 


332.60 




261469 


Mld-Pla. Chamlcaj. Co. , Ine . 


142.6k 
1,199.25 




261470 


Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 




261471 


Commercial Office Supply Co. 


2,016.61 




26 1472 


Leon Abstract Co., Inc. 


148,00 


2-21-57 


265993 


J. 0. Carllle 


10,609.36 


2-25-57 


268835 


Frank H. Marks, CCC 


481.50 


2-26-57 


269656 


J. 0. Hesbitt 


&■£ 




269657 
269658 


0. S. Postofflce, Tallaheasee 




Leon Blueprinting Co. 


6.90 




269659 


Rose Printing Co., Inc. 


6.65 




269660 


Hyatt's Business Machines 


1.50 




269661 


John T. Perrelra k Son 


15.00 




269662 


J. E. Pratt 


25-00 




269663 

269664 


The Br ad en ton Herald 


17.63 




General Office Equipment Co. 


11.70 




269665 


R k H Camera Shop 


16.00 


2-28-57 


243254 


P. C. Elliot 


834.95 




243255 


w. T. Wallla 


679.85 
1*85.90 




243256 


H. G. Morton 




243257 


V. H. Ferguson 
A. R. Willi sns 


351.20 




243258 


47^.79 




243259 


A. C. Bridges 
C. L. Yoeelle 


392.08 




243260 


161. ao 




243261 


P, J. Vyaor, Jr. 


266.55 
253.84 




243262 


N, C Lendrun 




243263 


M. 0. 3arco 


404.27 




243264 


J. Im Dedge 


354.75 




243265 


M. C. Pi chard 


297.55 
268.96 




243266 


B. G. Shelfer 




243267 


C. H. Greene 


49.35 




243268 


R. V. Lenders 


27.41 




243269 


Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 


34.00 




243270 


Vllson Life Insurance Co. 


22.38 




243271 


State Hetirssiant 


389.35 




243272 


Federal Tax 


1.059.30 




270941 


Tallahassee Democrat 


12.00 


TOTAL DISBOHSEtfeKT 


PUR THE HOaTH OF FEBRUARY , 1957 1201.807. 78 




U. S. 0. S. COOPbRATIVE puto 




Balance 


is of February 1, 1957 8 


U.950. 00 




Receipt! 




700.00 




Dl ebur aemen t a 
aa of February 28, 1957 1 


_0- 


Balance 


5.650.00 



EJHDER CHAPTER 18*96 



Reoeipts to General Revenue: 

February 16, 1957 I 

Total Reeaipts for the Month $ 

Disbursements from General Revenue: 
UARRAjrr 

DATa. MO. PAYEE 

2-22-57 268072 Rose Home $ 

2-28-57 244450 E. Hewitt 

244451 J* C. Conner 

244452 Provident Life k Ace. Ins. Co. 

244453 Blue Cross of Florids,Inc. 

244454 State Retirement 

244455 Federal Tax 

Total Disbursements from General Revenue for Month t 



618.25 



=:;.?; 



amopttt 

20.00 
381.41 

162.95 

7 -p 

7.85 
41.82 

25*20 



Jii 



,08 



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3-12-57 



SUBJKGTS UHuER CHaPTER 1829o 

Mr. Elliot presented Report Ho. 667 listing 62 bids Iter sole of 
land under Chapter 18296, end request Tor issuano* of Palm Beech 
Count; Deed Wo. 2225-Cor. to T. L. Richards, Jr., to correct 
Initial* in original deed dated April 13 , 19U5. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that Report Ho. 667 be 
approved and authority given for issuance of deeds oorreapondlng 
thereto. 



ALACHUA CuIJHTY - Application was received fro* H. 0. Hague for 
conveyance under Chapter 28317 - The Hardship Act - of land in 
Fractional Section 33, Township 8 South, Range 19 East, and la 
th* northeast corner of Fractional Section k, Township 9 South, 
Rang* 19 East, confining 65 acres. Information was given that 
this land was advertised at regular tale and a high bid of 
$2,535.00 was received, hut before the sale was reported to the 
Trustees, Mr. Hague made application under the Hardship Aet and 
offered 1325.00 for the land, which la leas than th* base bid 
now in effect. Mr. Hague 1 a application la in order and cones 
within th* Intent of the Act. 

Motion woe made, seconded and adopted, that th* bid at regular 
•ale be declined and that conveyance to Mr, Hague under Chapter 
28317 be authorlied upon payment of $650.00, which la at the 
rata of $10.00 per acre. 



Reooesaendatlon woe made that the following applications for 
conveyance under Chapter 28317 be denied as they do not qualify 
under sold Actt 

Alachua County - Thomas £. Stolnoker was not th* 

Swner or heir of former owner as of June 9» 1939. 
and woe acquired by him in 1949- 

Hernando County - James E. Rooks requt ets re eonai dera- 
tion of his application. Applicant was not the owner, 
nor la he the heir of former owner as of June 9, 1939. 
Land was acquired by him In 1950. 

Columbia County - national Container Corporation 
acquired the land in 1956, and three conveyances 
had been made since 1939, and the present applicant 
hod no connection with owner in 1939. 

Motion was made, seconded end adopted, that the three applications 
be denied. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that refund in amount of 
(70.00 ba authorized in favor of Fred Ehrenkrans as reimburse- 
ment for land conveyed by Volusia County Deed Ho, 3892, for the 
reason that all the land Ilea within the right of way of a state 
road. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees ad J 



ATTEST: 







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Tallahassee, Florida 
Hvch 26, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
In thf Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol* 

Present: LeSoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. &rln. Attorney General 
Methan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



?. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Mr. Ferguson, Land Agent, reported the following a alee advertised 
to be held on this date, 

MONHOE COUNTY - On February ]#» 1957, the Trustees considered 
offer of #100.00 per acre from Bernle C. Papy for purchase of 
Lots 9, 10 and 11, Section 20, Township 66 c ->uth. Range 29 East, 
containing 93-97 acres, more or less, The land was advertised 
for competitive bids and notice of the sale was published In 
the Key West Citizen on February 22, *ereh 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1957, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Mr. Ferguson reported that on request froa Congressman Bennett 
this sale had been postponed. 

Attorney General Ervln stated that Congressman Bennett called 
him last week and asked that the sale be postponed aa there la 
pending a bill before Congress to set up a preserve for the small 
Kay Deer on Middle Torch Key. Re dlacussed the request with Mr. 
Ferguson end they felt the matter Justified postponing the sale 
until Congressman Bennett has opportunity to hold the hearing 
scheduled. Interested parties have been notified that the sale 
has been postponed. 

Representative Bernle Papy was present and protested the action 
by Congressman Bennett, stating that there are no toy Key Dear, 
and any deer down there migrate from the mainland to Fine Key, 
which la the only place they can get fresh water. He states that 
the 93 acres on Middle Torch Key is surrounded by private owner' 
ship and if the preserve is established it will destroy an area 
of valuable property. He urged that the Trustees not consider 
the request from Congressman Bennett, but allow the sale to be 
made today. 

With objection it was agreed to notify all interested partial 
that the sale will be conaldered at the next meeting - April 9, 
1957 - giving opportunity for anyone interested to be heard. 



DESOTO CwOSTY - On February 12, 1957 the •Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $50.00 per sere from El vera* 
Hallraan for purchase of Lots 11, 12, 13* Section 26, Lot 21 of 
Section 27, Lots k, 5, 6, 11, 12 of Section 35. ■!! 1° Township 
39 South, Range 23 East, containing 153.26 acres, more or leas. 
The land was advertised for competitive bids and notice of sale 
was published In the Arcadian, Arcadia, Florida, on February 21, 
28, Kerch 7, 111 and 21, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. 

Deecritplon of the land was called out and competitive bidding 
resulted in a high bid of $130.00 per acre by Mr. ftallman. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr, Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $130.00 per acre and confirm 
sale in favor of Elverne Hallman. 



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LAKE COOHTIf - On February 12, 1957 the Trustee* considered offer 
of $10.00 per core, which la In excess of the appraised price, f rem 
William Diggle for purchase of Government Lot 5, Section 2k, Town- 
ship 17 South, Range 29 East, containing 1 14-11* acres, mora or less. 
The land was advertised for competitive bids and copy of notice was 
published in the Tavarea Citizen on February 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 
22, 1957* with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed In the records of the Land Office, ■ 

Description of the land waa called out and Mr. Ferguson reported 
the following bid a received today: 

Peter Perraro of Garden c ity, Hew York, bid 

$1U. 31+ per acre, or $1,61*0.00 for the entire parcel; 

J. L. Stewart of Eustia, Florida, bid $25,00 
per acre for the west 300 feet of the lot; 

Edward K. Reidy of Danbury, C on n. , bid $60,00 
for 1 acre in the west 300 feet of said lot; 

Harold W. Huirhead of Jersey City, N.J., bid 
$30,00 for 2 acres in the above lot. 

Competitive bidding resulted In a high bid of $67-00 per acre from 
Aaron Brenner for the whole lot, lees the acreage In the creek. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees aocept 
the offer of $67.00 per acre for the lot described lea a the creek, 
and confirm sale in favor of Mr. Brenner. 



LEE CuUHTY - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $100.00 per acre from Miriam W. Cannon 
for purchaae of the Hi of SE* of Section Zk, Township I4.6 South, 
Range 22 East, containing 80 acres, more or less. The land waa 
advertised for competitive bids and notice of the sale was published 
in the Fort Kyera Hews Press on February 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 
1957, the sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof 
of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and a bid of $125,00 for 
1 acre waa made by Alfred A. Peterson of Blalrstown, H, J. Com- 
petitive bidding resulted in a high bid of $267.00 per acre being 
made by Miriam W. Cannon. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $267.00 per acre and confirm sale in favor of Mrs. 
Cannon* 



OKEECHOBEE Cu0ST3f - On February 12, i.957 the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $35-00 per lot from T. W. Conely, 
Jr., on behalf of Lucille Walker, for purchase of Lot k of flock 
2kk, First Addition to the Town of Okeechobee, lying and being 
in Sections 21 and 22, Township 37 South, Range 35 East. The 
land was advertised for competitive bids and notice of the sale 
waa published in the Okeechobee Hews on February 22, March 1, 8, 
12 and 22, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. Copy of 
notice and proof of publication are filed In the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out, and a higher bid of 
$126.00 was presented from A. J, Or trier of St. Petersburg, Florida, 
Competitive bidding resulted in a high bid of $265.00 being made 
by Polly Wargo. 

Motion was made, aeconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of «2S5.QO for the lot and confirm sale In favor of 
Mr a. Wargo. 



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BREVARD COUNTY - On February 1*, 1957 » the Trustees considered 
offer or the appraised price of $100.00 per acre from Joseph P. 
Luley, adjacent upland owner, Tor purchase of a parcel of sub- 
merged land in the Banana River in Section 15, Township 24 South, 
Range 37 East, lying west of and adjacent to the North 174*9 
feet of Government Lot 2 of said Section 15. containing 11*35 
sores, bo re or leas* The land was advertised for objections only 
and notice of the sale was published in the Tltusvills Stsr-Advocate 
on February 22, March 1, 8, 15 end 22. 1957. with sale to he bald 
on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed 
In the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Tmeteee accept the offer of $100.00 an acre and confirm 
sale In favor of Mr. Luley. 



INuIAN RIVER CuONTr - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees con- 
sidered offer of the appraised price of #120.00 an sore free. 
Julian W. Lowensteln, on behalf of Vero Seech Shores, Inc., for 
purchase of s parcel of submerged land in the Indian River in 
Section 29, Township 33 South, Range 40 East, lying easterly of 
and adjacent to Government Lot 1, See t Ion 29, of said township 
and range, containing 34.02 scree, more or leaa. The land was 
advertised for objections only and notice of the sale was published 
In the Vero Beach Press Journal on February 22, Kerch 1, 8, 15 and 
22, 1957, with sals to be held on this dste. Copy of notice and 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sole. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and sdopted, 
thst the Trustees accept the offer of $120,00 per acre and conflrai 
a ale in favor of Vero Beech Shores, Inc. 



CuUTTT - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appralaed price of $200.00 per acre from V. M. Burnett 
Jr., on behalf of himself and D, M. Horton and P. H. Horton, the 
adjacent upland owners, for purchase of two parcel a of subejerged 
land In Section 20, Township 34 South, Rsnge 17 East, Parcel No. 
1 lying in the Mans tee River northerly of and adjacent to all 
that part of Lot 5 of Sans Terre Block, as per plst thereof, lying 
west of the west line of Government Lot 4 of said Section 20, Parcel 
No, 2 lying in Warner East Bayou southerly of and adjacent to 
the above described upland, containing s total of 10 acres, more 
or less. The lsnd wss advertised for objections only and notice 
of the ssle was published in the Bradanton Herald on February 22, 
March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1957, with sals to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice end proof of publics tl on are filed in the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the lsnd was called out and objections to the sale 
were filed by Frank Schaub of Bradenton, on behalf of numerous 
adjoining property owners. 

Messrs. Warren, Goodrich and Schaub were present, representing 
about 90 objectors who own property adjacent to and nearby the 
submerged parcels advertised for sale. A map of the area was 
diaplayed, showing the narrow strip of land applied for. The 
objections were on the grounds that applicants are not upland 
owners and Che majority of the eiti sens of the county are pro- 
testing the departure from the regular practice of not filling 
up the water bottoms; thst large sums have been spent by private 
owners and if this sale is si lowed it will deprive them of their 
water privileges, will restrict the use of the Bayou and reduce 
it to nothing more than a canal. 

Mr, Goodrich atated that a hearing was held before the County 
Commissioners requesting that they file objections. The Board 
fait this was a matter to be decided by the atste and no objections 
were filed. If the Trustees allow this ssle It may well destroy 
water front property of the objectors. 



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The Land Agent advised thnt ft copy of * resolution by the County 
Comis a loners made no objection to the sale. 

It waa reported that Senator Rood and Mr. Crimea Intend to introduce 

legislation Tor controlling the waterways In Manatee County, and 

ttu- people feel this aale should be held up until after the Legislature 
ad j c urn c . 

Or. C, k. Newton protested the sale but stated that If the sale is 
made he will apply to fill out front his property and it will Just 
mean the beginning of the end of the waterfront. 

Mr. Horton, representing the applicants, stated that their upland 
cane down through a chain of title to the present tine, and taxes 
neve been paid through 1956. Applicants feel that they have the 
rlfrht to purchaae the submerged bottoms . 

Mr. Elliot reported that as to the physical effect in the river, 
he did not believe the proposed plans would be disadvantageous. 

Tale gram waa presented from Senator Joe Bill Rood requesting that 
the sale of these lands be delayed until the altuation can be 

clarified. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that action on the Manatee 
County sale be postponed until after the Legislature and pending 
any probability of control legislation being passed affecting 
lands in Manatee County. The motion waa carried and so ordered. 



MANATEE COUNTY - On February 12, 1957. the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of §300.00 per acre from Gordon B. 
Knowlas, on behalf of Kimball C, Atwood, Jr., for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged lands In the Manatee River, partly in the 
HW* of SWi of Section 25 and partly in the NE; of SEJ of Section 
2b, Township 3t South, Range 17 East, lying northerly of and 
adjacent to land described as commencing at a point on the 
north boundary of Manatee Avenue in the City of Br a den ton, which 
is on the center of Chestnut Street extended, etc., containing 
1126.15 feet in frontage on Manatee Avenue in the Cities of 
Brsdenton and Manatee, Florida. The land was advertised for 
objections only and notice of the aale waa published in the 
BVadenton Herald on February 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1957, 
with sale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 

publication are filed in the record a of the Land Office. 

1*1 

Deaorlptlon of the land waa called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. Mr. Ferguson stated that the applicant pro- 
poses to construct a fresh water basin to moor and exhibit 

River ^ueen", a former Mississippi stemwheeler, housing a 
museum and restaurant. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $300.00 per acrB and confirm sale in favor of Mr. 
Atwood. 



MART1K COUNTY - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of #200.00 per acre from Harry W. Stewart, 
Jr., on behalf of Tuacbay Properties, Inc., and Falmouth Limited, 
the adjacent upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Indian River in Section S, Township 36 South, Range 1*2 
East, lying westerly of and adjacent to Government Lot 2 {leas the 
North S£o feet thereof} of said Section 6, containing 49 acres, 
more or leas. Also, a parcel of submerged land in the Indian River 
In Section 7 and G, Township 3? South, Range l\2 East, lying westerly 
of and adjacent to Government Lots h and 5 of said Section 8, con- 
taining 91 acres, more or less. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notice of the sale was published in the Stuart News on February 
21, 28, March 7, lit and 21, 1957. with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the records of 
the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections ware filed 

to the sale. 



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Motion uu made, seconded and adopted, that the Trust*** aeoept 
the offer of #200.00 per acre and confirm sale In favor of Tusebay 
Properties, Inc., snd Falmouth Limited. 



MONROE COUNTY - On February 12, 1957 the Trust*** considered off*r 
of the appraised price of $200.00 an mere from 0. T. D«laporte, 
the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land In Section 35, Township 67 South, Range 25 East, Stock Island, 
lying southerly of and adjacent to Lots 27 and 20 of Sun Era at Sub- 
division, containing 0.51 of sn acre, acre or less. The land was 
advertised for objections only snd notice of the sal* was published 
in the Key West Coral Tribune on February 22, March 1, 8, 15 am 
22, 1957, with sal* to be held on this data. Copy of notice art 
proof of publication are filed In the reoorda of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sal*. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trust*** accept 
the offer of $200.00 per acre and confirm a ale in favor of Mr. 
Deleporte. 



MOKRut CuOHTY - On February 12, 1957, the Trusts ea considered 
offer of the appraised price of $300.00 per sore from V. A. Ferrlsh 
on behalf of J. D. Reeves, the adjacent upland owner, for pur chase 
of a parcel of submerged land in Florida Bay in Section 10, Town- 
ship 66 South, Range 32 East, lying northerly of snd sd J scent to 
Lot 5 of Thompson -Ad ems Subdivision, eontslnlng 0.7 of sn acre, 
more of less. The lsnd was advertised for objections only snd 
notice of th« sal* was published in th* Key West Citis«n on February 
22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22, 1957, with sale to b* held en this oat*. 
Copy of no tic* and proof of publication er* filed la the record* of 
the Land Office. 

Description of the lend was called out end no objections were filed 
to the sal*. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees sccept 

the offer of $300.00 per acre and confirm sale In favor of Mr. Beeves. 



MOKROc CuDNTY - On February 12, 1957 the Trusts es ocxuldsrsd offer 
of $100.00 from Q. A. Cr*wshaw, on behalf of Julia P. Slman, adjacent 
upland owner, for pur eta see of s parcel of submerged lsnd in Florida 
Bay in Section 26, Township 63 South, Range 37 East, upper Mstecumbe 
Key, lying northwesterly of and adjacent to Lot 9 end the southerly 
one-half of Lot 10, Block k of Stretton'a Subdivision, containing 
0.31+ of an acre, more or less. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notice of sale was published In the Coral Tribune of Key West, 
Florida, on Februsry 22, March 1, 8, 15 «nd 22, 1957, with sals to be 
held on this date. Copy of notice end proof of publication are filed 
in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the lsnd wss celled out and no objections were fi led 
to the sals. 

Motion wss made, seconded snd adopted, that the Trustee* accept the 
offer of $100.00 for the parcel and confirm sale In favor of Jail a 
F. Slman. 



MONROE CvONTY - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $100.00 per acre from Paul E. atwyer, 
on behalf of Newklrk Realty Corp., snd D.K.H. , Inc., for purchase 
of seven parcels of submerged land in Sections 20 and 2i, Township 
65 South, Range 3U East, said parcels being narrow strip* extending 
along and contiguous to area previously filled around the perimeter 
of Duck Key, containing 18.39 acres, more or less. The lsnd was 
advertised for objections only and notice of the asle wss published 
in the Key West Citizen on February 22, Kerch 1, 8, 15 snd 22, 1957, 



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with aale to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of 
publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. Description 
of the land was called out and no objections were filed to the sole. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $100.00 per acre and confirm a ale In favor of the applicants. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - On February 12, 1957 the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of #450. 0U per acre from E. William 
Cautler , on behalf of Richard A. Archanbault, adjacent upland 
owner, for purchase of a parcel of submerged lend In Indian Ftt ver 
North In Section 2, Township lfi South, Range 34 East, lying easterly 
of and adjacent to Lot 2 (less the northerly 100 feet and the southerly 
21.8 fact therof) of Lowd's Subdivision, containging 2.2 acres, more 
or leas. The land was advertised for objections only and notioe of 
the sale was published in the New Smyrna Beach News on February 21, 
28, "arch 7, 14 and 21, 1957 • with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the records 
of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sale, 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
of fop of $450.00 per acre and confirm sale in favor of Mr. Archanbault. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - On February 12 t 1957, the Trustees considered offer 
of tha appraised price of 3160,00 for the parcel from B. F. Brass, 
on behalf of Guy B. Odom, adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a 
parcel of submerged land In the Halifax River in Section 3&, Town- 
ship 14 South, Range 32 Eaat, description of which ccmraencea from 
the intersection of the north line of Government Lot 2, Section 3C , 
Township 14 South, Range 32 East, with the westerly line of Halifax 
Avenue aa the same is shown on Fiat of Seabreese Park, recorded in 
Volusia County, etc., containing 0.32 of an acre, more or less. The 
land waa advertised for objections only and notice of the sale was 
published in the Day ton a 3each News on February 22, March 1, 8, 15 
22, 1957* with aale to be held on this date. Copy of notice 
proof of publication are filed in the records of the Land Office. 



Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sale. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept the 
offer of $160,00 fcr the parcel and confirm sale in favor of Mr. 
Odum. 



VOLUSIA COUNTY - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees considered 
off^r of the appraised price of $600.00 per acre from Paul E. 
Raymond ?n behalf of Wesley N. Raymond and Hughes Supply, Inc., 
the adjacent upland owners, for purchase of a parcel of submerged 
land in the Halifax River in Section 5, Township 15 South. Range 
33 East, lying easterly of and adjacent to the easterly extension 
of Lots 10, 11 and 12, Block 26, East of Riverside Drive In Holly 
Hill, Mason 4 Car swell' 9 Subdivision, and also Lots 2, 3, 4 and 
5 of Shore Acres, Riverside Addition, containing 6.0 acres, more 
or leas. The land waa advert! aed for objections only and notice 
of the aale waa published in the Day tons Beach Newa on February 
22, March 1, 6, 15 and 22, 1957, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed ir the 
records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sals. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $600.00 per acre and confirm sale in favor of bos ley 
I. Raymond and Hughes Supply, Inc. 



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PXHELLAS COUNTY - H. H. Bsakina, on behslf of the partnership 
of Owens, «t si, makes application for a deed covering natural 
accretion aggregating 6.87 acres, more or leas, outalde of 
seawall in front of upland of applicants in Section 6, Town- 
ship 29 South, Hange 15 East, aa described in Trustees* Deed 
No. 20i+22. Applicants offer to convey the unfilled portior. 
of the submerged land, being $.h acre a, more or less, acquired 
by thee In Deed Ho. 2GU22, to the Trustees with a provision 
that the same not be conveyed Into private owns r ship. 

The Land Agent recommends the exchange provided applicants will 
pay the appraised submerged land price for the difference in 
the acreage - 1.1+7 acres, more or leas. 

In a discussion of the proposal, Mr. Baakln stated that a plat 
of the area has been recorded and the developers would like to 
convey back to the state around 30 acres in the area that has 
been subdivided so it will not be in private ownership and will 
be eliminated from the tax roll. 

Mr. Elliot stated that he would like to go into the matter a 
little further so definitely determine that it is natural and 
not artificial accretion. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise for objections only the area applied for outside 
of the seawall adjacent to upland ownership aa described, and 
that Mr. Elliot be requested to examine the na tter of accretion 
to determine whether it is by natural or artificial means. 



The following applications were submitted for purchase of sub' 

merged lands adjoining upland property of applicants: 

1. Manatee County - Qrlmes snd Crimea, on behalf of 
Bay View Builders, offer the appraised pries of 
6200. OC per acre for approximately 7. US acre a in 
Sarasota Bay, westerly shore, adjacent to up 1 snd 
ownership in Section 33, Township 3U South, Range 
16 East. 

2. Martin County - (The county advises there is no 
objection to these Martin County applications as 
the j were received prior to request thst sales be 
withheld.) 

(a) Barry P. Oyer, on behalf of The Fierce Company 
offers the appraised pries of 3200.00 per sere for 
1.19 seres in Section 13, Township jd South, Rsnge 
til East. 

(b) wardlaw ft Stewart, on behalf of Tuaebay Properties, 
Inc., offers the appraised price of $200.00 per acre 
for 2.2 acres in Section 3, Township 36 South, Range 

kl East. 

(e) Kenneth Foster and Louis Bills offer the appraised 
price of £250.00 per acre for h acres lying westerly 
of the 10 acres in Section 22, Township 10 South, 
Rsnge 1+2 East, applied for by P. 0. Dickinson. 

3. Martin and Pain Beach Countiss - P. 0. Dickinson, 
P. C. Prior and C. ?.. Tinney, offsr the appraised 
price of $250.00 per acre for 10 aerea in Section 22, 
Tbwnahlp tjo South, Rsnge k2 East, Martin County, art 
one parcel containing 5*6 acres In Section 27, Town- 
ship Ii0 South, Range U2 East, Palm Beach County. 

k. Monroe County - 

(a) Dr. C. E. Lunsford offers the appraised pries of 
(300.00 per acre for 2.9 acres adjacent to his upland 
property on Windley Island in Sections 22 and 23, 
Township 63 South, Range 37 Esst. 



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(t) C. A. Craw eh aw, on behalf of Helan O. Wi sport 
and G. Douglas Wiepert, her husband, offers the 
mi-il-num of vlOO.QO for 0.30 of an acre adjacent 
to their upland property on Kay Largo, Section lii , 
Township 62 South, Range 38 East. 

(c) 0. A. Craw shaw, on behalf of Mrs. Marjorie 
Toner, offers the minimum of $100.00 for 0.25 of 
an acre adjacent to her upland property on Plantation 
Key, Section 19, Township 63 South, Range 38 East. 

(c) 0. A. Crawahaw, on behalf of himself and wife, 
offers the appraised price of $300. 00 per acre, or 
$ 123. 00, for OJ+l of «n acre adjacent to their property 
at I alamo r ad a, Section 28, Township 63 South, Range 
37 Eaat. 

Motion was made, aeconded and adopted, that the Trustees advertise 
for object tona only the above described parcels of land in Manatee, 
Martin, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties, baaed on offera of the 
appraised price for each parcel. 



BAY AND WALTON COUNTIES - Heavy Minerals Company, the holder of 
Mineral Lease No. 930-A, covering twenty townships In Bay and 
Walton Counties, reports that it haa constructed or acquired 
and owns a plant for the mining and processing of minerals, at 
a cost of more than $50,000.00, as required by aald lease, and 
also by Lease No. 932-A Issued by the State Board of Education. 
The aald plant la located near Fanama City, Florida. 

Notion waa mads, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees postpone 
action on the report and refer the matter to the Attorney Oeneral 
for ax ami nation and report. 



DADE COUNTY - The Land Agent reported that the Truateea own al 1 
of Section 31 (61*0 acrea) , and Section 32 (61*0 acres). Township 
57 South, Range i+0 East, each appraised at $175.00 per acre. 
Mrs. 0. M. Masson has applied to purchase 3 acres in Section 
32, at the appraised price, and Max Walloon has applied to 
purchase 30 acres in Section 31, at $200.00 per acre. The land 
ia looated about 3 miles southeast of Miami and It la suggested 
that sales be in units of 10 acrea with reservation for roads 
or streets. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees with- 
draw the land from sale until further notice. 



DADE COUNTY - J. R. Houck and Eugene Bardell make application 
for one-year campsite lease covering a parcel 135 by 200 feet 
long on Araenlcker Key, Section 13, Township 56 South, Range 
U0 Eaat. Established rental for this type lease Is 150.00 
annually. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that lease as applied 
for be approved at the rental of fSO.OO annually. 



CADE COUNTY - Telegrams were presented from A. D. Bailey, Dade 
County Conservation Council, and *Illlam T. Kruglak, all of 
Miami and Miami Beach, requesting a public hearing on the 
violation of deed restrictions on Wataon Island, MacArthur 
Causeway. 

Motion was made, aeconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to hear any interested parties on this subject April 9, 1957, 
In the eoard Room, Tallahassee, Florida 



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DADE COUNTY - Requests vera presented from el ti sens of Ml sal 
and Miami Beach requesting that the Trustees hold a public 
hearing on leases by the City of Miami in Watson Parle on 
MaoArthur Causeway. 

attorney General Ervin reported that sow months ago the Trustees 
Interposed no objection to two leases approved for issuance by 
the City of Miami in the Watson Park area aubject to approval 
by the Attorney General's office. In the meantime the city 
changed the terms leaving out the provisions that the clubs would 
be open to the public, and the Attorney General's office declined 
to spprove the leases until the change could be acted on by the 
Trustees. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded and adopted, that lntareated 
parties be notified that they may be heard April 9, 1957 on thle 
aubject. 



DUVAL COUNTY - The State Road Department makes application for 
right of way easement acroas Trout River at North Main Street 
in Jacksonville, Florida, in Sections Zk and 25, Township 1 
South, Range 26 East. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr, Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize right of way easement in favor of 
the State Road Department acroas the land described. 



HIGHLANDS COUNTY - Howard G. Livingstone requests release of 
Mortgage No. 17216 dated May 23, 1925 by W. M, Young to the 
Trustees i as the said mortgage la a aid to be outstanding In the 
public records. The Land Agent adviaea that the mortgage waa 
duly satisfied and formal as tiaf action executed and forwarded 
to Ara. Margaret £. Young on December 12, 1932. It la recommended 
that a new release be given in order that the satisfaction of 
mortgage may be recorded. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the request be granted 
and execution of a new release authorised. 



HIGHLANDS CoUNTY - Harry Lee, on behalf of Bluefleld Broadcasting 
Corporation of Sebrlng, Florida, requests a permit to pump 500 
cubic yards of sand from Dinner Lake, immediately adjacent to 
and in front of applicant's upland at Assembly Point In Section 
20, Township 3k South, Range 29 East, at the rate of five (5 J 
cents per cubic yard. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
permission to Bluefleld Broadcasting Corporation for taking the 
material required at the standard rate. 



MONROE COUNTY - Bahia Fonda, Inc., makes application to purchase 
two strips of submerged land 25 by 17U2.it feet each, outward from 
the shore of applicant's upland on Bahia Honda Key, one parcel 
being in the Bay of Florida and the other In the Straits of Florida, 
also two (2) strips kO by SUk.S feet along the easterly shore of 
applicant 1 s upland on Bahia Honda Kay, all to be used for con- 
struction of groin-type retaining walla to preaerve the shore 

ine and sandy beach. Offer of $100,00 per acre is made for the 

and. 

"ie Land Agent advises that the Board of County Commissioners of 
anroe County, owners of the remainder of Bahia Honda Key, has 
stated that aaid board offers no objection and has ao notified 
the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. The last 
mentioned two strips ere within the area dedicated to park use, 
and any action on these strips should be contingent upon approval 
of the Park Board. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees post- 
pone action on this application until the matter can be taken 
up with the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. 



OSCEOLA COUNTY - Laurence Rogers, on behalf of Smith Homes, Inc., 
nakes application to purchase additional lake bottoms in Lake 
Eaat Tohopekallga in Sections 28 and 33, Township 25 South, Range 
30 East, lakeward of that parcel of reclaimed land conveyed bj 
Trustees' Deed So. 21491 dated February 12, 1957, to the 59.0 
foot contour . The Irustees In coordination with the Central 
and Southern Florida Flood Control District have adopted the 
59.0 foot contour as the limit beyond which no conveyance will 
be made. It is recommended that the application be denied. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees reject 
the application from Smith Homes, Inc. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - The Land Agent reported that on February 26, 
bids were received on Section 9, Township 43 South, Range 3o 
East, 640 acres, the highest bid being &£f.i.00 per acre by Wedge- 
worth Farms, Inc., and fcr the NMi and Nfi of SW«, (less about 
12 acres which may be reserved for drainage canal) in Section 
22, Township 43 South, Range 3" East, 228.28 acres, the highest 
bid being jLl.OQ per acre by San R« Knight. 

The Trustees requested that the Land Agent contact the county 
and the State hosd Department to ascertain If any part of the 
area will be needed for right of way, This was done and neither 
the county nor the Road Department desire any right of way reserved, 
and an appraiser gave the fair market value of the land aa 140. 00 
per acre. 

Motion was mads, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offers of $41.00 «n acre for the land described and confirm 
sale In favor of irfedgeworth Farms, Inc., and Sam N. Knight. 



PaLK BEACH COUNTY. - Claude Jones, on behalf of the City of Belle 
Glade, Florida, applied on January 11, 1957 to purchase approximately 
20 acres In unaurveyed Section 12, Township 43 South, Renge 36 East, 
which Is currently under Agricultural Lease No. 1076 to E. J. Miller 
and E. L. Prevatt, expiring October 24, 1961. The city doslres the 
parcel aa a rock pit for street construction work. The city was 
requested to secure a release from holders of the lease and agree 
te refund to said lessees the proportionate amount of rental at 
the rata of $10.00 per acre, but was unable to come to any agree- 
ment with lessees and now requests that the Trustees prant the 
easement for removal of rock effective when the present Lease 
No, 1076 is terminated. 

Motion was made, secondsd and adopted, that the request from the 
City of Belle Glade be denied at this time. 



PIHELuAS CuUNTY - Ben Overton, on behalf of clients, requests 
clarification of action taken by the Trustees on the Hymen Green - 
Bradley Waldron fill. He had previously understood that the Interests 
of the four other upland owners in that immediate area would be con- 
sidered at the same time of the Green-tfaldron request. 

Governor Collins explained to Mr. Overton that the Trustees approved 
sale to Mr. Green of approximately 4.00 acres to be applied for rounding 
out the present holdings and connecting the several ownerships, con- 
ditioned upon their securing to the State Road Department a right of 
way 200 feet wide, and alao reserving for the public use those things 
specified in the resolution adopted by the City of St. Petersburg. 
It would seem that the sane rule percentage wise could be applied 
to Mr. Overton's clients, except the omission of the road rlgi t of 
way, and arrive at a similar adjustment. 



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Notion Mas made, seconded and adopted, that the K*ttar be re- 
ferred to H r . Elliot for working with Mr. Overton along the 
lines as applied to th* Green Pill, Mr, Elliot having expreaaed 
the view that it would be desirable to plot all explications 
on the Green Pill proposal so as to find out how the several 
ownership i may be coordinated. It was so ordered. 



PIHEUAS COUBTY - On January 3, 1957 the Trustees approved the 
recommendation of the Attorney General of a proposed settle- 
ment in the Pred M. Hahn - Leon A. Haber caee involving 73 acre* 
of submerged land east of Government Lot 1, Section 29, Town- 
ship 28 South, Range 15 East, which was conveyed November 10, 
19U0, by Murphy Act Deed So. 8^7 to Pred M. Hahn, the upland 
Government Lot being conveyed July lfl, 1955 by Trustee* Deed 
Mo, 20390 to Leon A. Haber, resulting In conflict of claim* 
and litigation involving the 73 acre submerged tract. The 
Attorney General's recoesnendation was that the sua due the 
Trustees for a deed to the 73 acres of submerged land be fixed 
at (1,752.53 and that the land be advertised for sale after 
the parties have complied with requirements provided for in 
the Undies County Act. Subsequently the Pinellas County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority on March 19 made a finding 
that it was without authority over the compromise settlement 
In view of the natter having been long standing prior to the 
passage of the Authority's Act. The Land Agent recommends 
advertisement for objections only. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the Trustee a authorize the land advertised for objections 
only baaed on the compromise settlement approved by the Attorney 
General. 



PINELLAS CutJNTY - Leo M. Butler, on behalf of Bayvood Associates, 
applies to purchase 33,302 cubic yards of material within 100 
feet of the shore of upland property of the above firm. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that th* Trustees post- 
pone action on this application for further study. 



PINELLAS OuuRTY - Skelton and Willis, on behalf of Ik-. Ralph L. 
Ru Hedge of St. Petersburg, request* a corrective deed to correct 
the description in Trustees Deed Ho, 2LU4fl, dated December 16, 
1956, conveying a parcel of submerged land in Section 3* Town- 
ship 29 South, Range 16 East. 

Motion was made, Mm a ftt SJ and adopted, that th* Trustees authorise 
execution of corrective deed a* requested, at no coat to applicant, 
a* the error was in the Trustee*' office. 



BROWARD CuDKTY - T. M. Crawford, on behalf of Humble Oil k Refining 

Company, make* application for an oil and gas lease on 116 | acre* 
of land covering the canal proper in Section 7, Township LB South, 

Range 36 East. The aaid company hold* an oil and gas lease on 

•aid Section 7, leas that part lying west and aaat of Miami Canal, 

and their request is for the canal area to be advertised for eoav- 
patltive bid*. 

Motion was made by Mr. Evin, seconded by Mr. Laraon and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorise the parcel applied for advertised 
for competitive sealed bids a* provided by law. 



SARASOTA CutJlrry. - Edward Rill, attorney of Tallahassee, on behalf 
of John R. Wood or Sarasota, Florida, offer* $200.00 per acre for 
15.10 acre* of submerged land adjacent to upland property of 
clients. Mr. Hill stated that he will furnish the Land Vent 
detailed deacrlptlon of the property but wanted the record to show 
that the application was presented. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the records show 
Mr. Hill presented the application, and upon receipt of the 
necessary information, further consideration will be given hit 
request . 



ALACHUA AND MARIOS COUNTIES - Senator W. A. Shands and a delegation 
comprising nenbers of the county connni salons of the two counties, 
and other interested parties, submitted a request to the Trustees 
fer engineering assistance in doing whatever is necessary to solve 
the problem and prevent axl the water from draining out of Orange 
Lake. It was explained that the counties do not have authority 
to pay for engineering services and that is necessary In order 
for the two counties to know what is needed. Bills will be intro- 
duced at the coming session of the legislature for authority to 
do this work and put In the necessary structures to control the 
water In the lake. 

Mr. El] lot reported that following presentation of the matter 
to the Trustees several weeks ago he had furnished the Engineer 
of Alachua County with specifications for undertaking the work 
and advised that when the necessary information was furnished 
him he would then be in position to design the proper structure 
and make up an estimate of the cost. 

Upon inquiry as to what would be the coat of the necessary engineering 
services, the reply was "around $8,000.00", and the Trustees are re- 
quested to underwrite that amount for the two counties. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
the expenditure of not exceeding $8,000.00 to reimburse Alachua 
and Marion Counties for expense they will Incur In obtaining the 
necessary engir.eerlng data for the pro taction of Orange Lake, the 
two counties to enter lit c whatever agreements may be necessary, 
without the Trustees entering Into the transaction other than 
to make available the fund a as agreed upon. 

The Cabinet was also asked to make available the services of the 
State Conservation Department for making the necessary soil testa 
and other information said department can furnish. 



BROWARD COUNTY - Robert C. Lane of Miami, Florida, on behalf clients, 
requests that the Trustees issue corrective deed covering "all that 
part of Tier 2k, Section 13, Township 50 South, Range 1*1 East". Mr. 
Elliot stated that records of the Trustees and of the State Board 
of Eduction show thst deed to these clients was out of the S ta te 
Board of Education, which received its deed from the Trustees of 
Internal Improvement Fund giving en Insufficient description. 
Suggestion Is made that In order to preserve a perfect line of 
title, the Trustees Issue a correction deed to the Stste Board of 
Education and said -oard of Education can then Issue corrective 
deed to its grantee, cllenta of Mr. Lane, Miami Beach National 
Sank as trustees. The land in question was conveyed by Deed No. 
16763 dated July 23, 1919, to the State Board of Education. 

Motion was rade by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize Issuance of correction deed to the 
Stste Board of Education as recommended by the Engineer. 



DADE COUNTY - D. D, Laxon, a member of the Florida Anthropological 
Society requests permission to make surface collections in the 
Tekesta Indian campsite on state land In the NEt of Section 27 
Township 53 South, Range 39 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, thst the request be referred 
to the Florida State Park Board for investigation and recommendation. 



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ST. JOHNS COUNTY - The Stat* Game and Presh Utir Pish ComIhIwi 
requests control or certain atate lands that lie within the bed 
of Guano River as a pub 11 o hunting preserve. It is proposed that 
s dsm be constructed across the stress by the owners of th» land 
cm each side and the Commission will hevs management of the wild- 
life arse. Mr. Elliot recosswnds that the Trustees grant right 
of way serosa the a tram to the Game end Preah Water Pish C - — l aalon, 
including operation and maintenance of the da* and regulation 
of the flow of water through the dan's water control struoture. 



Notion was Made, seconded and adopted, that the reoo aw inflation 
of the Engineer be approved granting request of the Gems and 
Pre ah Water Pish Commission. 



Mr. Thomas H. Horobln was present and renewed his request for 
refund of certain sums of money which he paid the Trustees and 
the State Board of Education, totaling ♦168,700.00, for land, 
title to which felled, and said money was never returned to him. 

The Governor explained to Mr. Horobln what the authority of the 
Trustees is with reference to paying olaina over four (k) years 
old, which time has long since expired; that when his request 
was presented last year, he was advised that In the absence of 
proof that he had not received land equal to payments aede, the 
Trustees could not allow such claims. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Ervln, seconded and adopted, that the 
request of Mr. Horobln be denied. 



FIKELlAS CuTTNTY - Copy of report from the last meeting of the 
Town Council of Bellealr Beach, Florida, was presented to the 
Trustees, in which the City takes the position that it ahould 
revoke any penal ta for filling adjacent to the City and in the 
event of future permits that a provision be Included therein 
that work Shall be oommenoed within six (6) months or the pen it 
will be revoked. 

The Secretary was requested to thank the City for this report 
and for Its cooperation in matters of this kind. 



Motion was mad*, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees confirm 
authorisation by the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions 
for payment of s fee of #1,000. 00 out of Trustees funds for ex- 
amination and recommendation by a competent structural engineer 
to determine the neada for renovating the Whitfield Building. 

Also, confirmation that E, 0. Holland be employed full time by 
the Board of Commissioners of State Institutions, to be paid a 
salary of $7,200.00 annually, plus the salary of a secretary for 
Mr. Holland, the Trustees to be reimbursed by the Development 
Consul salon upon issuance and validation of revenue certificate a. 
It was so ordered that the action by the Board of Cosssl a e loners 
of State Institutions be approved by the Trustees. 



Letter was presented from Attorney General Ervin advising that 
suit haa been filed by one Charles Benahaw against his sister 
end the Florida Improvement Commission seeking to recover whet 
he alleges to be the fair value of his interest in Lot US, 
situated on the site of the present Carlton Building. 

Attorney General Ervin explained that this matter cama up from 
Mr. Pord Thompson who handled acquisition of this land t*r at**. 
Improvement Commission end throuph error failed to get underlying 
deed from Henshaw; that the parties making warranty deed failed 
to g«t the signature of one of the heirs and suggestion haa been 
made by Judge Hugh Tayl°r that a°mprOmia* settlement might be worked 
out by each °f the three parties involved agreeing to pay $696.69. 
The Attorney General recOmmenda that said a ett lament be approved by 
the Trustees. 



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Motion was ud«, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the recommendation of the Attorney General and authorise issuance 
or warrant in amount of $696.69 as the Trustees* part In full settle- 
ment of the claim made by Charles Henshaw. 



Attention was called to report dated March 26, 1957 submitted to 
each member by the State Land Use end Control Commission, giving 
an outline of the investigations, examinations, studies and re- 
commendations made since creation of the Commission In March 1956. 

The Trustees directed that the report be acknowledged and held for 
further study. 



Following presentation by the Governor of the proposed Congressional 

Act to fix the permanent boundaries for Everglades National Park 

as approved by the Department of Interior, Rational Park Service, 

and explanation of the settlement arrangements which had been approved 

by the State's Congressional delegation and the National Park Service, 

and full discussion by members of the Board, the following action was 

taken: 

Motion was made by Comptroller Ray E. Green that In the face of 
the 1955 Legislative Memorial, the Trustees feel that they should 
not approve the present bill, but will agree if Congre is passes 
a bill catting boundaries that the Trustees will exchange state 
owned land in the western corridor for land In the township pro- 
posed to be excluded southwest of Miami, and the part of the Fatten 
tract east of the Elliot line, and agreement of the Park Service 
not to condemn any lands being used for agricultural purposes 
included In the "hole in the doughnut", and further that the FM»k 
agree not to take any state otaied water frontage other than that 
involved in the proposed compromise. 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner of Agriculture Mayo, and 
the vote on the motion was as follows: 

Yeas: Ray E. Green, Controller 

J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. Ervln, Attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Corar.i sal oner of Agriculture 

lay: Lafioy Collins, Governor 

The Governor explained that he voted "no" because he favored 
approval of the proposed settlement. Ha pointed out that he would 
concur in the commitment to convey state owned lands when the permanent 
boundaries are fixed. 



Motion was made by Mr. Ervin, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the following salaries end bills be approved for payment: 

F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary $ 1,050.00 
W, T. wallls, Agst. Engineer and Secretary 675.00 

H. G. Morton, Fiber Technologist 625-00 

V. H. Ferguson, Lend A,,ent 500.00 

A. H. Williams, Assistant Engineer 597.92 

A. C. Bridges, Auditor 515.00 
C. L. Vocelle, Attorney 250.00 
P. J. Wyaor, Jr., Engineering Aid 304-83 
I. C- Lendrum, Assistant Engineer U50.00 
M. 0. Barco, Secretary- CI erJ: 521;. 17 
J. L. Badge, Secret try- Clerk U6C.00 
M- C. Flehard, Secretary- Clerk 336.75 

B. 0. Shelf er, Clerk-Stenographer 338-75 

C. M. Greene, Rental Agent 5^-50 
B. R. Landers, Maid 29.16 
Willie Wells, Jr., Janitor 82.26 
R. C. Lendrum, Assistant Engineer 16.07 
City of Tallahassee 37-00 



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J. Edwin Larson - Tr. to tf.S.O.S. $ 5,325.00 

Gad id en Office Equipment Company H 22. 70 

T. H. Shaekleforo, Jr. 2,500. CO 

0. S. Geological Survey 6,5%.Wi 

Jon S. Beailey -'" •-'■' 

Tallahassee FrSnt and Supply Co. 

The Key West Citizen 

The Okeechobee Hews 

The Bradenton Herald 

Stuart Dally Sews 

W. L. Gleasor. 

Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 

General Office Equipment Co. 

The! a Ln^licatlnr Products, Inc. 

Capital faper Company 

American Hardware Mutual Ins. Co. 

General Office Equlpswnt Co. 

J. Edwin Lars«i - Tr. to Board Conservation 12, 832. M 

W. S. lee Company, Inc. 

Claud A. White 

C. P. Mason 

Mor ton 

Shnckleford, Jr. 

Leatherman, CCC Dade County 

Tr. to State School Fund 



G. 
K. 

h. 



H. 

T. 

E. 

J. Edwin Larsr.n, 

Margery E. Hill 

Southeastern Telephone Ccmpany 

Western Orion Telegraph Company 

Jon S. Beazley 

Hudson Aircraft Service 

Rose Printing Company, Inc. 

Oeo. G. Crawford, CCC Leon County 

Standard Oil Company 

Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 

General Office Equipment Company 

Capital Office Equipment Company 

Leon Abstract Company, Ino. 

Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 

Southern Electric, Inc. 

Jack Culpepper 

Winchester Construction Company 

Ray E. Green, State Comptroller 

Pierce Ford 4 George E. Zelgler 

U, S. Geological Survey 

E. 0. Holland 

J, Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Mr. Poster" a Store, Inc. 

R. P. Jackson 

Capital Venetian Blind Company 

Tallahassee Democrat 

Leon Electric Supply Company 

H. R. Jackson 

General Electric Supply Company 



47.86. 

1.33 

25.30 

18.U& 

16.10 

65.00 

9.09 

3.00 

15*88 
99.50 
76.66 

13241 

593. CO 

6,19.88 

31.21 

1,902.21 



lit, 953- 38 

145.01. 

99.75 

7.81 

10.00 

35.00 

20. 40 

4.00 

2.87 

65.60 

14.16 

4.04 
17.00 

395. CO 

62.00 

5,554.00 

11,553.08 

211.10 

750.00 

1,053.01 

101.1^6 

1,800.00 

2,170.50 

17.00 

107.50 

6.60 

96.00 

292.00 

637.32 



Tallahassee Natural Gas Appliance & Service 1,000.00 

State Office Supply Company 390.34 

General Office Equipment Company 26. 1C 

Capital Office Equipment Company, Inc. 160.00 

Deeb Builders, Inc. 1,147-00 

Leonard W. Thomas, CCC Duval County 1.75 

Harry M. HcWhorter 75.00 

Charles Cox 75.00 

The Key West Cltlten 54.47 

The Coral Tribune 57.50 

The Miami Herald 201.60 

The Port Pierce Press 24*53 

Capital Office rqulpawnt Co., Inc. 6.29 

Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. ^- l6 

General Office Equipment Company 60. 42 

J. 0. Carlila U.758.99 



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SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

The Sscretu-j re commended ljaumce of two correction deeds that 
have been approved by the Attorns; General's off loo. 

Hot Ion was made, seconded and adopted, that the following deeds 
be Issued! 

Broward County Deed Bo. 25 76 -Cor. to United Pentecostal 
Church of Hollywood to correct name of grantee. 

FalB Beach County Deed Bo. 2898-Cor. Ho. 2 to F. N, 
Brldgham, H. J. Rice and Emma E. Wagg, to correct 
of grantee. 



PaLM BEACH COUNTY - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees consi- 
dered application from Humble Oil 4 Refining Company for an oil 
and gas lease covering the whole mineral interest in 10 acres 
of land In Section 21, Township i+6 South, Rsnge 35 East, owned 
by the Trustees under Chapter 610, and the reserved mineral 
interest in 510 acres In Sections 1 and 25, Township 1+7 South, 
Range 35 East, held by the state under the Murphy Act. The 
lease was advertised for competitive sealed bids to be received 
and considered on this date. 

Description of the land waa called out and the only bid received 
was a cash bonus bid of $265*00 from Humble Oil and Refining 
Company, plus payment of one-eighth royalty and fifty cents (SO#) 
per sere per annum increasing 5% of such original amount annual}* 
after the first two years and said lease shall be for a primary 
tens of ten (10) years. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the cash bonus bid 
of 3265.00 by Humble Oil and Refining Company be accepted plus 
the royslty and annual acreage rental as stated for the ten year 
lease. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, to reject the following 
applications for conveyance of land under Chapter 28317 of 1953, 
the Trustees being of the opinion that neither ease cooes within 
the intent of the Act: 

Alachua County - Mary Florence Fegram offers #20.00 
for l| acres in the southwest corner of Lot 10, Sweats 
Subdivision of Lot 2, Section 11, Township 10 South, 
Rsnge 19 East. 

Columbia County - Robert S. Bishop offers $i;00.Q0 for 
80 seres described as the E| of SW£ of Section 19, 
Township 5 South, Rsnge 17 East. 



Motion wss made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees spprove 
the following requests for conveyance under Chapter 28317 of 1953: 

Hamilton County - Orover King applies for Lot k f Block 
12 Goodbreads Survey, Mobley's Addition in Section 6, 
Township 2 South, Range 16 East. Fsyment to be $25*00. 

Marion County - C. S. Scott applies for the s£ of Let 1, 
Block 9, Silver Springs, Section 1, Township 15 South, 
Rsnge 22 East. Payment to be $1,0.00. 



JEFFERSON COUNTY - Request was presented for authority to disclaim 
Interest of die state in certificate Noa. 28 of 1913, No. 35 of 
19^0 and No. 49 of 1921. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the requeat be denied 

for the reason that the Trustees do not consider the said certificates 
eligible for cancellation. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees disclaim 
interest in certain certificate a certified to the atate under 
Chapter 182% against land in Liberty County, the Attorney General' i 
Office having approved such disposition. 



Motion was made bj Kr. Errin, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the following salaries and bills be approved for payment: 

S. Hewitt, Clerk-Bookkeeper tk 72.08 

J. C. Conner, Clerk -Stenographer 225,00 



Upon notion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 








ATTEST I 



Tallahassee, Plorida 
April h, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Roost, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E, Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. Ervln, Attorney General 
Nathan Kayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Kr. Ervln and carried, 
that minutes of the Trustees dated Kerch 26, be approved. 



Kr. Bernle C. Papy asked consideration of the postponed sale of 
93.87 sores In Section 20, Township 66 South, Range 29 East, on 
Kiddie Torch Key, Monroe County, which had besn advertised for 
sale March 26, 1957. Sale of thla area was postponed at the re- 
quest of Congressman Charles E. Bennett pending action by Congress 
of the Key Deer Bill. 

The Land Agent read a request frost the State Game and Preah Water 
Pish Commission that the True teas suspend sales in the lower Kays 
until the pending legislation in Congress has been resolved. 

Mr. Papy Informed the Trustees that Mid d Is Torch Key, and many of 
the other keys are lacking in natural food and fresh water and un- 
suitable tor designation as a deer refuge, also, that he had attempted 
to persuade proponents of the refuge to make a study of the actual 
conditions in the keys. Ha called attention to erroneous inform- 
ation that has been circulated and published oencernlng wildlife 
In the keys. 

On motion of Kr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, the Land 
Agent was authorized to readvertise the 93.87 acres on Kiddle Torch 
Key for competitive bids, and that notioe be aent to Congressman 
Bennett and the State Game and Fresh Water Pish Coanlaalon to malt* 
showing, on or before the date of sale, of any reason why the sale 
would not be in the public Interest. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees adjourned. 

Am? — 

ATTEST 



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h Tallahassee, Florida 

April 9, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Funi net on this date In 
the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Preaent: LeHoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 

Nathan Kayo , Commissioner of Agriculture 



4 F. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

W. Turner Wall is. Engineer 
Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Mr. Ferguson preaented two sales and permit advertised to be con- 
sidered on this date. 

COLLI* COMITY - On February 26, 1957. the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $20.00 per acre from William Moaer Tor 
purchase of Section 31, Township Ej.9 South, Range 31 East, containing 
640 a ere a, more or less. The land was advertised for competitive bids 
and notice of sale was published In the Collier County News on March 
8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication ore filed in the records of 
the Land Office. Description of the land waa called out and competitive 
bidding resulted In a high bid of $56.00 per acre being made by William 
Koaer. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that the 
Truateea accept the offer of $56.00 an acre and confirm sale In favor 
of Mr, Moaer . 



CtuOMBIA CCOWTY - On February 26, 1957, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of $25.00 per acre from Sam Feinberg of Tampa, 
Florida, for purchase of Government Lot 1, Section 33. Town ah ip 2 North, 
Range 16 East, containing 52.17 acres, more or less. The land was ad- 
vertised for competitive bids and notice of sale waa advertised in the 
Lake City Reporter on March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5, 1957, with sale 
to be held on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are 
filed In the records of the Land Office, 

Description of the land wee called out and a higher bid of $2600.00 
for the parcel was submitted from Richard Stlckel of Connellsvllle, 
Fa. Competitive bidding resulted In a high bid of $61.00 per acre 
being offered by Emory Carter. 

Motion was mode by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Truateea accept the high bid of $61.00 per acre and confirm Bale 
In favor of Mr. Carter. 



POLK COUNTY, - On February 12, 1957. the Trustees considered application 
from A. R. Surlea, Jr., on behalf of the City of Lakeland, Florida, for 
permit to fill a atrip of bottom land In Lak> Hoi lings worth to a width 
of fifty (50) feet lakeward of the original ordinary high water mark of 
said lake between a point 1O0 feet easterly of the lakeward extension 
of the centerline of Ingroham Street and a point 700 feet weaterly of 
•old lakeward extension, both distances as measured along the said 
original ordinary high water mark of sold lake. The permit waa ad- 
vert laed for objections only and notice waa published In the Lakeland 
Ledger on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1957, with hearing to be held on 
this date. 

Mr. Ferguson stated that the permit was for the purpose of pumping fill 
dirt from the bottom of Lake Hollingsworth onto land now owned by Fieri is 
Southern College to provide for parking accommodations in the lmmedl ate 
vicinity. 

Kr. Ferguson called out description of the area and reported that objections 
have been filed by E. Snow Martin, D. B. Klbler, Jr., John K. Fhirmey and 
Beebe Klbler. The City of Lakeland has amended Its request to fill only 
out to the ordinary high water mark, which will provide a parking area 
for about 72 cars. Cn the strength of the amended request, the objections 
have been withdrawn. 

Mr. Surles was present and urged that original request be ccnaidered end 
that the objections be overruled on the grounds that information furnished 
is that the protests come from parties living entirely across the lake 
and not loaned lately adjacent thereto, that < large number of leading 



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oltlsena of Lakeland have been contacted and they ell favor the 
request, that Southern College Is very anxious to have this area 
for beaut If i cation and park purposes and will also provide needed 
parking space for students and visitors. 

President Griffin of Florida Southern College asked that the Trustees 
approve the original request as it will double the parking space which 
Is desperately needed for the new Women's Dormitory, will be an asset 
for Southern College, and will not affect the contour of the lake. 

Notion was made by Hr, Larson, seconded by Mr, Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees overrule the objections filed to the penal t and 
grant the original requeat from the City of Lakeland for permission 
to fill and beautify the area described. 



DESOTO COBITY - Hr. Ferguson reported that Cms Gilbert has offered 
the appraised price of (50. i>0 per acre for Lot I}, Section 22, Lota 
7, 11 and 15, Section 27, all in Township 39 South, Range 23 East, 
and recommends that the land be advertised fcr competitive bids. 

Mot lor. waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to 
advertise for competitive bid a the lota applied for by Mr. Gilbert, 
the bids to start at $50. Ob an acre. 






DUVAL COUNTY - Mr. Ferguson advised that the True tees are defendants 
in a suit entitled "United States vs. 206.!* acres, more or less, J.E. 
Kelley, et el, No. 3L&7 - Civ. J", as owners of 66 acres of submerged 
and tidal lands in Sherman's Creek and tributaries thereof in un- 
surveyed Sections 31 and 32, Township 1 South, Range 29 East, and in 
Sherman 1 a Creek In unaurveyed Section? 5 and 6, Township 2 South, 
Range 29 East, designated In the condemnation proceed 'nga ea Parcel 
Ho. 10Uii-D. The tract la sought for establishment of ordnance storage 
and safety areas at the 0. S. Havel Auxiliary Air Station, Mayport, 
Florida. The United States has offered the appraised value of v33C.C 
for the parcel as full settlement. The Land Agent statea that the 
land Involved has not been conveyed out of the state and reeoane-ds 
that stipulation be authorised for accept lng the offer of $330.06. 

Motion waa made, seconded ant adopted, thet the Trustees accept the 
appraised price of $330.00 for the parcels described and authorise 
stipulation aj recommended. 



HILLSBOROUGH CCUHTY - Sale of approximately twenty (20) acres of 
submerged land adjacent to the southerly side of Island Ho. 2, 
"Goat Island" in Sections 11 and 12, Township 32 South, Range 18 
East, was postponed on the sale dsta, February 26, 1957. The appli- 
cation of Scenic Isles, Inc., to purchase said land, and the objections 
which ware filed, ware referred to the Attorney General for recommen- 
dation. The recommendation of the Attorney General la as follows! 

(1} That the application be accepted for Immediate 
deed as to the lands In Section 11. 

(2) That the application be accepted es to that part 
of the land in Section 12 lying north of the 
meander line forming the north boundary of Govern- 
ment Lots 5 and 6 aa reflected by the U. S. Survey 
Field No tea and original plat of the Government 
Surveyor, but that issuance of deed be held up 
thirty (30) days to permit objectors to aeek In- 
junction under Section 253.11+, Florida statu tea, ir 
they so desire. 

(3) That the application be rejected or held in abeyance 

for purchase south of said meander, pending determination 
of title to the land south of said meander line but 
north of the aouth bank of Little Manatee River. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees adopt the 
recommendation of the Attorney General ea the action of the Trustees 
in the Hillsborough County case. 



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HOHROE COUNTY - Robert H. Eaker offers the appraised price of 
$200.00 per acre for 3.32 acres of submerged land In the Straits 
of Florida, adjacent to his upland property In Section 22, Townah lp 
66 South, Range 32 Eaat. Recommendation of the Land Agent la that 
the land be advertised for objections only. 

Motion was nade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to 
advertise the land for objection* only based on the offer from Mr. 

Eaker. 



MOOTWt iajOHTY - G. A. Oawshaw, on behalf of Clifford E. Smiley, 
adjacent upland owner, makes application to purchase a atrip of 
submerged land 1+0 feet in width and 500 feet long, In Section 23, 
Township 63 South, Range 67 East, containing O.US of an acre. The 
said atrip Is adjacent to and in front of a submerged parcel which 
was conveyed out of the Trustees by Deed Ho. 20001 in 1952 to the 
predecessors in title to Mr. Smiley. Applicant offers the appraised 
price of £300.00 per acre for the supplemental strip which will be 
used for fllllnp and will extend a maximum of 2U0 feet from the mean 
high water line of the natural shore. Recommendation is that the 
parcel be advertised for objections only. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees af-ree to 
advertise the atrip described for objections only based on offer 
from Kr. Smiley. 



MONROE CutfllTY - Mr. Ferguson presented request from the Game and 
Fresh Water Fish Commission that the Trustees withdraw from sale 
the state-owed lands In the Torch Key area and lower keys until 
a Rational Wildlife Refuge can be established. 

Mr. willlam T. Kruglek, II, of Miami, presented petitions and 
letters from various organizations in that area, the originals of 
which he stated had been filed with Congress urging passage of 
the Key Deer bill. The petitioners request that the Trustees 
withdraw this area from sale until after action has been taken 
ob the bill in Congress. Congressman Charles E. Bennett has 
advised that a hearing on the bill has been arranged and he has 
every hope of having the bill passed. Mr. Kruglak stated that 
he would furnish the Land Office with copies of the petitions 
mentioned. 

MT. Ferguson reported that Mr. Bernle Fapy made application to 
purchase 93.67 acres on Torch Key and the sale was advertised 
for consideration ri arch 26, but action waa deferred on protest 
from Congressman Bennett. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded aud adopted, that the 
Truatees withhold these Ian" 1 .* from sale pending outcome of the 
hearing on the bill before Congress. 



Mr. Elliot submitted for consideration a proposed resolution 
providing for withholding from sale submerged lands in the 
lntracoastel waters of the state until the close of the Legislature. 
Copy of the resolution was furnished each member of the Trustees 
several daya ago. 

Action taken on the suggested resolution was to informally defer 
consideration at this time, the opinion being expressed by some 
members that such a resolution might tend to invite legislation 
that would be detrimental. 



A resolution adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of 
Sarasots County March 25, 1957, was presented. In said resolution 
the Trustees are urged to withhold from sale ail bay bottom or sub- 
merged land in Sarasota County until final determination of a suit 
entitled "Sarasota County Consols sloners v. Kengott, et el", in 
which the Circuit Coui t ruled that the Truateea of the Internal 



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Improvement fund are without suthority to include in their deeds 
certain restriction* or limitations. The resolution also requests 
that the Trustees withhold said lands from Bale until after the 
session of the Legislature, and expressed wholehearted favor of 
the legislation proposed authorizing the several counties and 
municipalities of the State of Florida to regulate and control 
filling in the intracosstal waters. 

Mr. James E. Wood, County Attorney for Sarasota County, discussed 
with the Trustees the effect of Judge Pabisinskl'i order in the 
lawsuit referred to in the Sarasota County resolution, stating 
that Judge Fabislnski indicated that possibly the entire set vesting 
title in the Trustees is of doubtful constitutionality while the 
Sutler Act is on the statute books; that under the Butler Act 
owners had an election either to fill without authority and than 
take deed, or they could come to the Trustees end psy for the land. 
The Governor suggested thst the Attorney General be asked to go 
Into the matter and give the Trustees s legal determination. 

Mr. wood pointed nut the advantage to the county of the reatrlction 
in the Trustees* deeds in con tr riling the filling In the bay. Re 
submitted aerial photographs taken in March of this year showing 
dredging end filling operations in the bay and no record has been 
found in several eases where permission has been received from 
either the Trustees or the War Department. In one ease the Army 
Engineers have Instructed the operators to discontinue the work 
but so far the order has been disregarded. Mr. Wood stated thst 
he has been in touch with Mr. Weill s and the Attorney General, 
and Mr. Ervln suggested thst the Trustees might desire that his 
office take steps against these parties as trespassers. 

The Governor expressed the opinion, concurred in by the other 
members, that the full legal force and authority of the Trustees 
and of the county officials should be used against trespassers 
and that they be notified that usurpation of public lands and 
property will not be tolerated. Also, it was suggested thst an 
assistant from the Attorney General 'a office and Mr. Wallla Should 
go down to Sarasota County as soon as practicable, and in cooperation 
with county and city authorities observe the situation on the ground, 
advise all parties committing trespass to immediately desist, and 
to exercise such other authority on behalf of the state as is 
necessary, and make report to the Trustees. 

Mr. Ferguson inquired whether request from Sarasota bounty will 
affect applications that have been received and are now being 
processed. 

In discussing the restrictive clsuse, it was agreed that the 
Pinellas County restriction was satisfactory and should be adapted 
to Sarasota County. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees continue 
to include the restriction in Sarasota County deeds similar to 
the Pinellas County reservation. 

It was also the consensus of opinion thst applications already 
received from Sarasota County and in process of being handled 
will proceed In the normal course end not be held up, should the 
Trustees aot favorably on the resolution submitted from Sarasota 
County. 



On the subject of Judge Pabisinskl'i order in the Sarasota County 
case, a letter was presented from Attorney General Ervln inclosing 
a letter from John H. Wood of Sarasota, Florida, advising that Judge 
Fabiainskl had upheld his motion to dismiss. The Attorney General 
not being present, his views and recommendations we r e not available. 



Mr. Elliot presented for consideration the draft of a suggested 
bill, copy of which was furnished the Trustees last week, for 
presentation to the Legislature for authorising the counties, 
muni cl pal 1 ties or other duly constituted agencies of the stste to 



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control and regulate the building up of land upon the submerged 
bottoms In the intreeoaatsl and coastal waters of the state. 
Action on the bill waa postponed for further study. 

Governor Collins urged that the Engineer's Office watch care- 
fully for any bill that might affect the lnteresta of the Trustees 
In lands along the Coast of Florida or any resources of the state, 
Which bill night be detrimental to the best interests of the public, 
end askei? that any such legislation be reported tc the members ao 
that the Trustees* position may be known before the bill has paaaed. 



The Trustees deferred consideration pending the full membership 
of the board being present, of ■ proposed resolution with re- 
ference to reservation of oil and mineral rights In lands con- 
veyed into private ownership and providing that the Trustees 
will lease or grant the rights reserved only to the fee simple 
owner. 



CHARLOTTE CuUNTY - Mr. Leo Wotltsky, on behalf of Charlotte County 
Land and Title Company, makes application to purchase spproxlmately 
200,000 cubic yards of fill material, part of which will be taken 
from Peace River and will be placed on applicant's adjacent upland 
in Sections 10, 11, 14, 15 and 22, Township 40 South, Range 23 East. 
The material will be used to raise the elevation of the upland prr- 
perty. Roconmendatlon la that the requeat be granted subject to 
protective provisions to be obaerved in the taking of material and 
that payment be made at regular rate per cubic yard. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that sale of the material 
be authorised at the regular rate per cubic yard and subject to 
the conditions recomended. 



HIOHLAJTOS COUNTY - Mr. Harry Lee presented applications on behalf 
of three clients as follows: 

Warwick and Logar - Application for permit to pump 
300 cubic yards of sand from Lake Clay frr improve- 
ment of the beach in front of property in Blue Lake 
Subdivision in Section 30, Township 36 South, Range 
50 Bast. 

Mart Qeehe - Application for permit to pump 400 cubic 
yards of sand from Lake Francis for Improvement of 
the beach in front of his upland property In Section 
lit, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, 

Robert and Etta Davia - Application for permit to 
pump 1^0 cubic yards of sand from Lske Letts adjacent 
to and lakeward of Lot 12, Slock 1, Stump Subdivision 
in Section 6, Township 34 South, Range 29 East, the 
sand to be used for beach Improvement in front of 
their property. 

Motion waa mma*, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees suthorixe 
permits In favor of the three applicant a, the permits to be subjeot 
to certain precautionary insertions for protection of the lakes. 



?A1M BEACH COUNTY - A. J. Klemons makes app 11 cation for permit 
to take $,000 cubic yards of fill material from the bottoms of 
Lake korth, lakeward of his property in Section 15, Township 45 
South, Range 43 East, the said material to be placed on his property 
behind s bulkhead at mean high water. 

Motion waa made, seconded end adopted, that the permit request be 
granted, subject to the usual conditions, with payment at the standard 
rate ■ 



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PALM BEACH CvUETY - Brockwey, Weber mid Brockway, Inc., west 
Palm Beach, Florida, presented the following applications from 
client* desiring to purchase fill materiel to be dredged from 
Lake Worth, adjacent to and In front of applicants' upland 
property: 

1. Prank H. Smith - 0. 3. lotlea Mo. 56-504 
Application to construct a bulkhead and dredge 
and fill In Lake Worth at the easterly shore of 
applicant' a property in Section IS. Township 42 
South, Range 43 East. 

2. Bankers Life Insurance Co. - D, S. Notice Wo. 57-69 
Application to construct a bulkhead and dredge and 
fill in Lake Worth at the we atari y shore of appli- 
cants' property in Section 21, Township 42 South, 
Range 43 East - 109,000 cubic yards of material. 

3. Banker a Life Insurance Co. - 0. S. lotloe In. 57-103 
Application to oonatruct a bulkhead and dredge and 
fill in Lake Worth, westerly shore, near the north- 
erly end thereof at applicant's property in Sections 
10 and 15, Township 42 South, Range U3 East - 
2,500,000 cubic yards of material. 

4. George H« English - U. 3. Notice No. 57-68 
Application to construct a bulkhead and fill in 
Lake Worth at the westerly shore of applicant's 

Ereperty in Section 21, Township 42 South, Range 
3 East - 88,000 cubic yards. 

5. C. A. Cunningham - 0. S. notice lo. 57*67 
Application to construct a bulkhead and to dredge 
and fill in Lake Worth at the wester y Lahore of 
applicant's property In Seotion 21, Township 42 
South, Range 43 East - 175,000 cubic yards. 

6. Point Hanalapan Developewmt Company - 0. S. lotloe 
No, 57-118. Application to construct a bulkhead 
and to dredge and fill In Lake Worth at the easterly 
chore, near the southerly and of Bypoluxo Island at 
applicant* a property in Sections 10 and 15, Townahlp 
45 South, Range 43 Bast - 350,000 cubic yards. 

It was explained that these application* have been held in abeyance 
pending establishment of the bulkhead line in Lake Worth and were 
received prior to the revised policy nt the Trustees relative to 
sale of fill material in Palm Beach and Dade Counties. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the permits be authorised 
in favor of the five applicants for sale of the fill material at 
the established price, conditioned upon the material being taken 
from the landward aide of the estabiiehed bulkhead line. 

It was alao agreed that payment for all future permita to take fl 11 
in Dade and Palm Beach Counties be on the baala of value of the 
land to be filled. 



PIIaLlju C0UITY - Action was deferred at the laat meeting on appli- 
cation from Leo M. Butler of Clearwater, Florida, on behalf of 
Baywood Associates, for permit to take 33,302 cubic yards of fill 
material fron submerged lands in the Gulf of Mexico at a point 
approximately one (1) mile south of the city limits of Tarpon 
Springs in the northeast corner of SWt of Section 23, Townahlp 27 
South, Range 15 East. Applicant owns the adjoining upland property 
and desires to raise the elevation to plus fire feat. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant per- 
mission for taking the fill material requested at the established 
rate per cubic yard. 



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control and regulate the building up or lend upon the submerged 
bottoms In the Intracoaatal and coastal waters of the state. 
Action on the bill was postponed for further study. 

Governor Collins urged that the Engineer's Office watch care- 
fully for any bill that night affect the Interests of the Truatees 
In lands along the Coaat of PI or id* or any resources of the atate, 
which bill Right be detrimental to the best interests of the public, 
and aake<? that any such legislation be reported t<- the member a so 
that the Trustees' position stay be knowi before the bill has passed. 



The Trustees deferred consider a ti on pending the full membership 
of the board being present, of a proposed resolution with re- 
ference to reservation of oil and mineral rights in lands con- 
veyed into private ownership and providing that the Trustees 
will lease or grant the rights reserved only to the fee simple 
owner. 



CHARLOTTE CuUNTY - Mr. Leo Wotitsky, on behalf of Charlotte County 
Land and Title Company, makes application to purchase approximately 
200,000 cubic yards of fill material, part of which will be taken 
from Peace River and will be placed on applicant's adjacent upland 
in Sections 10, 11, 14, 15 and 22, Township u0 South, Range 23 East. 
The material will be used to raise the elevation of the upland pro- 
party. Recommendation la that the request be granted subject to 
protective provisions to be observed in the taking of material and 
that payment be made at regular rate per cubic yard. 

Notion waa made, seconded and adopted, that sale of the material 
be authorised at the regular rate per cubic yard and subject to 
the conditions recommended. 



HIGHLANDS COUNTY - Mr. Harry Lee presented applications on behalf 
of three clients as follows: 

Warwick and Logar - Application for permit to pump 
300 cubic yards of ssnd from Lake Clay frr Improve- 
ment of the beach In front of property In B lua Lake 
Subdivision in Section 30, Township 3b South, Range 
30 East. 

Mart Go che - Application for permit to pump I4.OO cubic 
yards of sand from Lake Francis for Improvement of 
the beach in front of his upland property in Section 
LU, Township 36 South, Range 29 East. 

Robert and Etta Davis - Application for permit to 
pump 150 cubic yards of send from Lake Letts adjacent 
to and lakeward of Lot 12, Block I, Stump Subdivision 
in Section 6, Township 3U South, Range 29 Eaat, the 
sand to be used for beach improvement in front of 
their property. 

Notion waa made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees authorize 
permits in favor of the three applicants, the permits to be subject 
to certain precautionary insertions for protection of the lakes. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - A. J. Klenons makes application for permit 
to take 5>000 cubic yards of fill material from the bottoma of 
Lake aorth, lakeward of his property in Section 15 ( Township k5 
South, Range L3 East, the said material to be placed on his property 
behind a bulkhead at mean high water. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the permit request be 
granted, subject to the usual conditions, with payment at the standard 
rate. 



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PAIM BEACH CutJHTY - Brockway, Weber and Srockwey, Inc., Weat 
Pal* Beach, Florida, presented the following application* from 
client a desiring to purchase fill material to be dredged from 
Lain Worth, adjacent to and In front of applicanta' upland 
property: 

1. Prank K. Smith - U. S. Notice Mo. 5o-50U 
Application to construct a bulkhead and dredge 
and fill In Lake Worth at the easterly ahora of 
applicant' » property In Section 15, Township k2 
South, Rang* k3 Eaat. 

2. Bankere Life Insurance Co. - D. S. notice lb. 57-69 
Application to construct a bulkhead and dredge and 
fill In Lake Worth at the westerly shore of appll- 
canta* property In Section 21, Township kZ Sooth, 
Range I4.3 Eaat - 109,000 cubic yards of material. 

3. Bankers Life Insurance Co. - 0. S. Notice In. 57-103 
Application to construct a bulkhead and dredge and 
fill In Lake Worth, westerly shore, near the north- 
erly end thereof at applicants property in Sections 
10 and 15, Township U2 South, Range 1*3 Eaat - 
2,500,000 cubic yards of material. 

h.. George W. Englleh - 0. S. Notice No. 57-66 

Application to construct a bulkhead and fill In 
Lake Worth at the westerly shore of applicant's 

Eroperty in Section 21, Township k2 South, Range 
3 Eaat - 88,000 cubic yards. 

5. C. A. Cunningham - u. S. Settee Ho. 57-67 
Application to eons true t a bulkhead and to dredge 
and fill in Lake Worth at the wester y Lahore of 
applicant* a property in Section 21, Tiwnshlp k2 
South, Range I4J East - 175,000 cubic yards. 

6. Point Kanalapsn Development Company - 0". S. aTotlee 
lo. 57-118. Application to construct a bulkhead 
and to dredge and fill in Lake Worth at the easterly 
shore, near the southerly and of Hypo lux o Island at 
applicant* a property in Sections 10 and 15, Township 
I4.5 South, Range U3 East - 350,000 cubic yards. 

It waa explained that these applications have been held in abeyance 
pending establishment or the bulkhead line in Lake Worth and were 
received prior to the revised policy of the Trustees relative to 
sale of fill material in Palm Beach and Dade Countlea. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the permits be authorised 
in favor of the five applicants for sale of the fill material at 
the established price, conditioned upon the material being taken 
from the landward aide of the established bulkhead Una. 

It waa also agreed that payment for all future permlta to take fl 11 
in Dade and Palm Beach Countlea be on the basis of value of the 
land to he filled. 



FIK&Lijjls COURT! - Action was deferred at the last meeting on appli- 
cation from Leo H. Butler of Clearwater, Florida, on behalf of 
Baywood Associates, for permit to take 33,302 cubic yards of fill 
material from submerged lands in the Gulf of Mexico at a point 
approximately one (1) mile south of the city limits of Tarpon 
Sprlnga in the northeast corner of SWj of Section 23, Township 27 
South, Range 15 East. Applicant owns the adjoining upland property 
and desires to raise the elevation to plus five feet. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant per- 
mission for taking the fill material requested at the established 
rate per cubic yard. 



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POLK CuUXTY - W. W. Warner of Lakeland, Florida, makes appli- 
cation for permit to dredge approximately 5*000 cubic yards of 
aand from the brttoms of Lake Gibson immediately adjacent to 
and lake ward or the reclaimed lake idd to Mr, and Mr a, Warner 
by the Trustees July 16, 1956 by Deed No. 21296 conveying 10.51 
acrea in Section 2t, Township 27 South, Rang* 23 Seat. The 
material will be used to Improve the marahy condition of the land. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that permission be granted 
Mr. Warner for taking the material requested without coat. 



INDIaH RIVER CuUNTY - The United States Corps of Engineers makes 
request for perpetual easement covering an area in the open water a 
of the Indian River for use In connection with construction of a 
turning basin at Vero Beach, 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
easement as requested. 



MONROE CUUNTY - James ?. Kelly of Marathon, Florida, makes appli- 
cation for lease covering approximately 6 acres of a submerged 
reef immediately south of Sombrero Key Light. The area Is in the 
navigable waters between the 30 and o0 feet contours and would be 
used for underwater research, photography snd viewing of undersea 
gardens. It was explained that the area Is outside the boundary 
of Florida and If it were within the atate an exclusive lease should 
net be granted. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline 
to grsnt the lease requested on the grounds stated. 



MOIROE COUNTY - Ignatius Lester, »n behalf of the City of Kay 
West, makes application to purchase those submerged lands along 
and abutting the southeasterly side of the Island of Key West, 
comprising spproxlmately 123 acres. 

Motion was mads, seconded snd adopted, that the Trustees defer 
action on the request pending further study and recommendation 
from Mr, Elliot. 



HOmKOE COUNTY - Paul E. Sawyer, on behalf of P", P. Sadowaki, 
makes spplicstion to purchase certain submerged land in Bonefish 
Bay, Section k, Township 66 South, Range 33 East, Pet Deer Key. 
Explanation was msde that In December 1955 certain submerged sres 
in Bonefish Bay were equitably divided among the riparian owners, 
which layout was agreed to by Mr. Sadowaki. His application now 
la for part of the area eliminated, and should be denied. 

Motion wss made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline 
to sell the parcel of land applied for. 



OSCEOLA COUNTY - Lawrence Rogers of Klaalmmee, Florida, on behalf 
of Smith Homes, Inc., requests that the Trustees adopt a resolution 
rescinding action tsken Kerch 26, 1957 on this application and grant 
the request for permit to excavate in Eaat Lake Tohopekallga, and 
providing for establishing a bulkhead line, making surveys and 
appraisals, in connection with the proposed sale of the land to be 
filled. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that consideration of the 
resolution be deferred until the full membership of the board can be 
present. 



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C5CEGLA COUNT? - Lawrence Ropers of Klaslromee, Florida, make a 
application on behalf of the following clients who are upland 
c-wners, for purchase of aubmarglnal land: 

Lake Tohopekallga to Elevation $6 foot contour 

Brownie Wise - Parcels D and E 
Tupperwere Hone Forties, 

Inc. - Parcel P 

Henry 0. Fartin - Parcel 

E. L. Partln - Parcel H 

Cecil VJhaley - Parcel 1 

Clarence Thacker - Parcel J 

East Lake Tohopekallga to Elevation 59 foot contour 
Charlie Partln - Parcel A 

W. A. Rowan - Parcel B 

Joe E. Johnson - Parcel C 

D. C. Sharp - Parcel K 

Mctlcn was made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees defer 
action on the above applications pending further study of the 
plats and the securing of additional Information, 



FALM BEACH Cc-UNTY - Riehlenda, Inc., requests that the Trustees 
extend Lease No. 1828^ covering the area of land known as the 
"Pelican Bay Tract", located south of Fahokee on Lake Okeechobee, 
in Palm Beach County. The present lease will expire In 196G and 
the leasees are converting the In operations from farming to cattle 
raising, end the expense of preparing the pastures, fencing the lard 
and Installation of other facilities will require some time. Por 
that reason they desire sasuranoe that the lease will be renewed st 
Its expiration. 

Motion was made, seconded end adopted, that the request be denied as 
the Trustees are not agreeable to considering extension st this time. 



FRANKLIN CCUNTY - The Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials 
requests that the Trustees concur in an exchange of lands with the 
City of Apalachlcola In connection with John Gorrle Memorial Square. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees concur In 
Yht land exchange as requested and authorise execution of the instru- 
ment on the part of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Pund. 



ST. LUCIE CCUNTY - M. A. Ramsey of Port Pierce preaented request 
on behalf of Fort Fierce fxffi and Terminal Company for purchase 
of M+.i| acres of submerged lands in Fort Pierce Harbor In Section 3, 
Township 35 South, Range i|L East, adjacent to upland holdlnga of 
applicant, the area be'ng bounded on the north by Taylor Creek and 
on the south by the existing turning basin of the Port of Fort Fierce. 
The submerged land will be used for development of port facilities 
for the use of the public. 

Mr. Elliot presented two points which he thought the Trustees should 
consider. 

1. The area bsyward or riverward from the proposed 
development is not wide enough at present and 
will require considerable excavation and widening 
to avoid Interference with north and south traffic 
caused by the proposed Improvements extending quite 
a long distance; and 

2. Whether or not the Trustees consider It wise to have 
an area of that kind pass into private ownership. 

Xr. Ramsey submitted .erlp.l photographs cf the ares and pointed out 
where the various improvenents will be made. He explained that the 
plan is supported by the Florida Inland Navigation District, the 
county, ths Port Authorities and the Chamber of Cossserce. The 



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development will be done by private Interests at a eost cf between 
two and three million dollars and will be operated as a public port, 
and neither the county; nor the Fort Authorities are In position to 
put In the development and have asked that hi a clients put in the 
improvements. The reason for the width requested is to avoid the 
necessity of going across State Road llo. 1. 

Mr. Ramsey explained the several phases of improvements to be put 
In and the necessity of having the tot el area handled aa a nhole 
rather than three separate purchases, stating that since the Trustees 
on February 12th authorised the land advertised for objections only, 
they are anxious to get it started. 

It was brought out that an offer of $100.00 an acre for approximately 
60 acres has been made by applicants, but an appraisal is now being 
made and the value td.ll be determined after that has cone in. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Kayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees approve the application, subject to the approval of the 
Governor and of the Attorney General. [Later during the meeting 
Governor Collins approved the action taken.) 



DADE COUNTY - Pursuant to action taken by the Trustees March 26,1957, 
this date waa set to hear interested parties on the question of 
whether or not leases should be continued in Watson Park, in the 
area conveyed by the Trustees to the City of Miami with certain 
restrictions. 

Mr. William T. Kruglak, II, representing Palm Hibiscus Star Island 
Property Owners Association and a number of other organ! zatlona, 
presented protests from property owners and civic minded citizens 
to aald leases. 

Mr. Jack Rice, city attorney for the City of Miami, urged that the 
Trustees approve the restricted leases In faior of the Miami Yacht 
Club and Ml ami Outboard Club as they serve a public purpoae for 
citizens In that area as well as visitors. 

Mr. Jack Wirt of Miami, leasee from the city, was present to request 
favorable consideration of continuance of his lease. 

The Trustees expressed the view that when the land waa conveyed to 
the City of Miami, it was restricted for public purposes only and 
the purpose was understood to be for a city park. The thought was 
that within a reasonable tl-te the city would develop the area into 
a waterfront park for the benefit of the public and It was never 
understood that it should be continued indefinitely for leasing 
purposes. The Trustees requested that the City of Miami submit Its 
plans for improving the park and Indicate what final time limit Is 
planned for the proposed leases to continue in force. 

Mo action was taken on dispostion of the leases or of the objections 
submitted to continuance of said leases. 



MQXROE COUNTY - Judge Richard H. Hunt, on behalf of Dr. C. E. Lunaford, 
appliea to purchase Government Lot 1 of Section 30, and Government Lot 
1 of Section 31 > both in Township 63 South, Range 37 East, comprising 

ICO acres, more or less, and offers 5100,00 per acre for the land. 
The adjoining land owned by Or. Lunaford comprises 73 acres, more or 
leas. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to 
advertise for objections only 173 acres, more or less, Including the 
upland of Dr. Lunaford, conditioned upon applicant agreeing to pay 
a price to be determined by a new appraisal. 



DADE COUHTY - Application was presented from the Ci ty of Honeatead, 
Florida, represented by J, Rudolph Gossman, President of the City 
Council, end Vernon W. Turner, City Attorney, for use of a portion 
of Redondo Subdivision In Section 12, Township 57 South, Range 38 East. 



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The use of the land la desired for establishing a well field for 
the City of Homestead Water distribution ays tea. Applicant* ex- 
plained that the city plans to beautify the surface of the land 
•a a public park and recreational area, to sink a minimum of two 
(21 well a with structures for location of the pumps and clorl nation 
equipment, all In keeping with the architectural design used in 
that area. 

Ralph Matouaek by telephone protested the sale on behalf of clients 
owning Blocks 2 and 3 of Redondc Subdivision, but later withdrew 
said objection. Also, a telegram was received from Ha* N. Singer 
of Homestead, pretesting conveyance of the land to the city on 
the ground that be has considerable investment in that subdivision 
and uee of the state's property, according to the plana by the city, 
will be detrimental. 

The city requests that the Trustees approve the application subject 
to a letter being furnished withdrawing all objection*. 




Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Engineer end Secretary 
be authorised to employ an additional clerk in his office at a • alary 
of #200.00 per month, adjust the salary of another employee frost 
$225.00 to 1250.00 per month, and formally confirm approval of four 



tiers individually for an employee in the Land Office at a salary 
of I250.OO per month, to be increased to $275.00 at the end of three 
months If services are satisfactory. 



The Trustees deferred action on consideration of the legislative 
program supported by Florida Shore and Beech Preservation Association 
until the members have opportunity to examine the copies furnished 
on the subject. 



Mr. Elliot reported that a bill ha* been introduced in the Senate 
by Senator William Neblett as a local measure which provides for 
disclaiming all right, title and lntereat of the state to the City 
of Key Meat, Florida, In certain lands in Monroe County. 

It was recommended that the measure be referred to the Attorney 
General for consideration, and it was so ordered. 



Governor Collins expressed the opinion that a letter should be sent 
to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House with reference 
to local bill* that have the effect of dlveatlng the lntereat of the 
state. Any local bill that deprives the atate of its Interest, the 
Trustees feel, should be written as a general bill and should have 
the consideration of all members of the legislature. The Governor 
stated that if the Trustees are willing he will aend up a letter to 
both houses urging that no bills affecting state lands be passed as 
local measure*. The matter was left with the Governor to take whet- 
ever action he deems necessary along the line suggested. 



Mr. Leonard *. Cooper-am was present, representing Joseph V. Klingel 
and Paradise Island Company, for the purpose of discussing with the 
Trustees the situation involving his clients. He explained that he 
has been conferring with the Attorney General, T. M. Shacklaford 
and the Engineer* a Office in en effort to arrive at some fair settle- 
ment but nothing definite has been agreed upon and he desired the 
members of the board to be apprised of progress being made. He stated 
that Ihe Attorney General has a recommendation to make which will pro- 
vide for donation by his clients of four (U) acres for a public park; 



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that his clients are not agreeable to that as the purchasers of the 
lots In that development are not Interested In having a park In that 
area. Mr. Cooperman displayed photographs of the area before any 
wcrk was done, showing the character of the land In Its original state, 
and later photographs evidencing changes Made as development progressed. 
He stated that Kr. KUngel contracted to par $96,000.00 for the deal 
in 1950 and agreed to fill the area. The contract shows on Its face 
that there was a plan to complete all the fingers and work started In 
19SC pursuant to said plan. The rights under the Butler Act were 
brought out. Opinion from a reputable firm of attorneys advised Mr. 
Kllngel that it was not necessary for him to get permission from the 
Trustees to fill the area as he had that right under the court's 
decision in the Port Pierce Financing and Cons true tlon case under 
the 1921 bulkheadlng and filling act. One finger was completed prior 
to its repeal in 1951, which Is said to repeal the Butler Act by impli- 
cation, and most of the other fingers were filled by the time the 1954 
decision of the Supreme Court in the Duval Engineering and Contracting 
Company case and that was the first decision that the Sutler Act may 
have been repealed. Mr. Cooperman stated that In the first addition 
sixty (60) homes have been built, and ninety-four (91*) in the second 
addition, and all purchasers have secured title Insurance. The u. S. 
Engineers have stated that there Is no encroachment of any of the 
fills into the Intracoaatal Waterway. The entire area as overfill 
comprises about 76 acres end there is no question that If Mr. Kllngel 
had applied to purchase the submerged areas in 1950, the Trustees 
would have sold it to him at the then prevailing value. 

Mr. Cooperman stated that Mr. Elliot has recommended that the southern 
finger be cut back. No homes have been built in that area and it has 
not been bulkheaded end filled, and he thinks Mr. Elliot will aay 
that these fingers will not have any adverse effect on the waterway. 
H« feels that his client should be permitted to purchase the 76 acre a 
at a fair price. Mr. Elliot has suggested a price of *250.00 as a 
fair value for the land, while the 1950 value was |100.00 par acre. 

Mr. Cooperman requested that the Trustees Issue a quitclaim deed 
to his clients covering the entire area in order to settle the 
question of title which has arisen. He has reached a stalemate in 
negotiations with the Attorney General's Office and would like an 
expression from the Trustees. 

In discussing the request, the Trustees expressed ttv view that it 
would not be necessary to require applicants to donate an area as 
a public park owing to the nature of the development. If it la 
established that this was a mutual mistake and if the public Interest 
la not affected, an appraisal, could be secured and a possible settle- 
ment agreed to on a quantum meruit basis. 

Mr. Elliot stated that he submitted a written report to the Attorney 
General on the physical features of the project and that he and Mr, 
Hall Is are in agreement aa to there being no significant erosion 
problem; that while there may be sufficient space for the Intra- 
coaatal Waterway, there will be encroachment on the area to the 
extent that the causeway shuts off the normal flow of water, which 
Is not so much in the interest of navigation but affects the quanti ty 
of water that Mould normally flow under the bridge. The opening la 
too narrow and It is recommended that the channel width be lnoreased 
ao as to take care of the flow of water without inducing undesirable 
veloeitiea. 

Report from Mr. Elliot to the Attorney General is as follows: 

re; paradise Island matter 
as to navigation 

In order to provide needed width for navigable channel as a part of 
the West Coast Intracoaatal Waterway, having a bottom width for future 
requirements of 125 feet and a depth of 12 feet, wlthslde slopes 
of about 6 or 8 feet to 1 foot vertical, a minimum excavation width 
ahould be provided of 300 feet, plus fifty feet on each aide, or a 
total width of HOC feet in the instant case, within which no fill 
should be made. The standard minimum width of 500 feet for right 
of way should be adhered to. 

Attached is an aerial photograph on which the above suggestions are 
indicated. The lines marked "E" are suggestions by Elliot; those 
marked "B" are suggestions by Bruun. The order of importance in the 
Paradise Island situation is indicated by A, B, C. 



-27B- 14.-9-57 



AS TO EROSION 

In the process of building up land by mean* of filling with sand 
dredged from nearby area*, it la usual practice to oonatruct re- 
taining walla or bulkhead* for retaining the fill. Parti of the 
area heretofore filled have already bean bulkheaded and other parts 
are pre posed to be. Tidal current velocities appear to be auch aa 
present no significant erosion problem to the Paradise Island area 
or to other existing land area nearby. 

AS TO ARiAS WITHIN THE PROPOSED IMPRGVEHc.1T 

Title to parts of the area la claimed by the developer to hare origin 
out of the united States and out of the state. These parte represent 
three government lota, one of which waa conveyed Into private owner- 
ship by the United States In 1914 aa a homestead grant. Another is a 
granted to the state by the United States as school Indemnity land 
In 1915 and conveyed by the state Into private ownership In 1920* 
The third was granted to the state under the swamp and overflowed 
land grant Act in 1%8, and by the state conveyed into private owner- 
ship In 1912. 

These government lots are ao located as to cover as nearly aa practicable 
the land maases commonly referred to as Islands. The location of the 
government lots, however, by their descriptions does not cover the 
so-called islands, but the configuration of each of the government 
lots and the relation each to another fits the actual physical con- 
dition on the ground, as shown by map entitled "Paradise Island Sub- 
division", and also by a transparent overlay upon an aerial photograph. 

The overlay shows the position of the government lets by their 
location description. If the overlay be placed upon the map ao that 
the lines of Sections 23 > Zk, 25 and 26 of overlay are super imposed 
upon the same lines shown on the aerial photograph, it will he observed 
that the government lota do not fit the ar -called Islands in s single 
position. It will also be noted that the relative position by 
description cannot be made to fit all three at the tea* time, but 
that by shifting the position of the overlay upon the map, two may 
be made to fit the so-called Islands and another shift will enable 
the other government lot to fit substantially the remaining so-called 
Island or land mass. Paradise Island Subdivision map reconciles to 
a close approximation a aid lota with the so-called islands or lend 
mass to which they ere clearly intended to apply. 

All three of the lots above referred to are of the character of sub- 
merged bottoms, title to Which passed to the state by rights of its 
sovereignty upon admission of Florida into the Onion long before 
the respective arsnts were made out of the United States. 

The physical character of the so-called islands and the way by which 
they came into private ownership appears to cast doubt on the sound- 
ness of title in present claimant. Be that as It may, however, the 
developer takes the position that these areas come within the purview 
of Chapter 271, Florida Statutes, prior to Its repeal In 1953, and 
by reason of the rights granted by said Chapter hsrlng been exercised 
prior to and continuing since such repeal, they are entitled to 
appropriate the areas covered by the Improvement. 

Supplementing the previous statement that the lands covered by the 
improvement are of sovereign character, all three government lots 
are or were in their original natural condition shallow banks or 
tidal flats covered with mangrove, a salt water growth, and do not 
appear to come within the definition of the Supreme Court in describing 
areas to which riparian rights attached and in describing different 
arees to Which riparian rights do not attach. The distinction Is set 
out in the case of Trustees of the Interanl Improvement Fund vs. 
Claughton, et al. Opinion filed January 7, 1955* 

Attached is copy of letter from W. Turner eellla dated October 8, '956 
to Kr. Mercer Brown, Chairman of State Land Use and Control Commission, 
giving greater detail relating to the three government lots referred 
to. 



Mr. T, W. Shack lefcrd stated that the City of St. Petersburg Beach 
would like to be heard on this subject before final action la taken. 
Further, that he has reported to the Attorney General on a number of 
queetlons of lsw, but feels that it would be desirable if a reasonable 



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settlement could be made, which reasoning Is In line with the ra- 
eonvnendatlcn of the State Land Use and Control Coraal salon. 

Governor Co Ulna suggested as a logical settlement of the question 
that the applicants do what la essential to off-set the public 
Interest by cutting back the f infers where deemed desirable, then 
establish the present value of the submerged lands and the value 
of the improvements, exclusive of hones. 

Without objection It was agreed that a new appraisal be made, 
taking Into consideration the present value of the aubmerged lands 
and the value of Improvements made by applicants, the cost of such 
survey to be borne one-half by the Trustees and one-half by Mr. 
Cooperraan's clients. (Mr. Cooperman stated that he wculd confirm 
that understanding in a letter tc Mr. Elliot.) 

It was also agreed that no further action be taken on the subject 
until the Attorney General can be present art express his views 
and reconsMndatlona in the natter including the park area. 



PINELLAS COUNTY: - Mr. T. '4. Shackleford reported with reference 
to the Puren Pill that he has filed exception to the Examiner's 
report to the Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority, 
and that the Town of Qulfport, the city attorney for the City of 
St. Petersburg Beach and the All lance fcr Conservation of Natural 
Resources In Pinellas County have all filed exceptions and a hearing 
will be held April 11th on the subject. He further stated that he 
has furnished the Attorney General with all Information In the case 
and report will be made of developments at thi hearing. 



Financial statements for the month of March, 1957 "re as follows: 

UNDER CHAPTER 610 



Balance as of February 1, 1957 
Receipts for the Month: 

Land Sales 

Quitclaim Deeds 

Revenue Bonds 

Advertising 

Trustees Minutes 

Shell and Sand Leases 

Timber Leases 

Oil Leases 

Mineral Leases 

Payment on Loans 

Rental Property 

Miscellaneous 



§222, 702.81 



#}1, Duo. >2 

462. 00 

7,518.75 

209.72 

6.00 

19.U3.43 

109.40 

173.45 

2,333.49 

30,624.99 

1,376.11 

464.80 



Total Receipts for the Month of March, 1957 

OHANu TCTAL 

Less: Disbursements for March, 1957 

BALANCE AS OP MARCH 31. 1957 



93.S3B.ij6 

1316,241.27 

29,324.66* 



* See ad J us taunts on Disbursement Statement. 

DISBURSEMENTS PcR THE MONTH CF MARCH. 1957 

WARRANT 

DATE MO. PAIEE AMOUNT 

3-1-57 274656 City at Tallahassee $ 37.00 
3-4-57 273874 J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Tr.to Geological Survey Cocp.Acct. 5,325.00 

3-4-57 276577 Gadadsn Office Equipment Co. 822.70 

3-6-57 279712 T. M. Shackleford, Jr. 2,500.00 

3-7-57 263045 B. C. Lsndxura 12.21 

263046 Pederal Tax 2.% 

263047 State Retirement .96 



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4-9-57 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR HIE NORTH tP MARCH, 1957 
( Continual) 



WARRANT 
PATE MO- 

3-6-57 284699 

284700 
28U701 
264702 
284703 

284704 

284705 
284706 
264707 
261(708 
261*709 
264710 
284711 
285724 

3-11-57 287555 
2S7556 

3-12-57 288784 
288785 
291336 
291337 

3-13-57 265723 

292995 
292996 

292997 

29*998 

29299* 

29300%/ 

293001 

293002 

293003 

29300U 

293005 

293006 

293007 

293008 

3-15-57 296242 

296267 

296241 

3-20-57 302171 

3-21-57 303791 

3-22-57 304493 

304277 



3-27-57 307573 

307574 
307575 
307576 
307577 
307578 
307579 
307580 
3O7591 
307582 
307583 
3-30-57 3U518 
311519 
3US20 
3H521 
3II522 
311523 
311524 
3H525 
311526 

311527 
311528 
285093 
2650 9t* 
285095 
285096 
285097 
285098 



PAYEH 

Jon S. Be at ley 

Tallahassee Print 4 Supply Co. 

The Key West Cltisen 

The Okeechobee Rows 

The Bradenton Herald 

Stuart Dally Hew a 

W. L. Gleascn 

Linderbeek Office Supply, Inc. 

General Office Equipment Co, 

Theia Duplicating Products, Inc. 

Capital Paper Company 

AmsrlcairHdwe. Mutual Int. Co. 

General office Equipment Co. 

J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Tt. to State Bd. Conservation 
W. S. Lee Company, Inc. 
Claud A. White 
C. F. Mason 
H. 0. Morton 
T. M. Shacklefcrd, Jr. 
E. B. Leatherman, CCC 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Tr. to State School Pund 
Margery E. Bill 
Southeastern Telephone Co. 
Western Onion Telegraph 
Jon S. Be at ley 
Hudson Aircraft Service 
Rose Printing Co., Inc. 
Geo. 8. Crawford, CCC 
Standard 011 Co. 
Linderbeek Office Supply, Inc. 
General Office Equipment Co. 
Capital Office Equlpnent Co. 
Leon Abstract Co., Inc. 
Linderbeek Office Supply, Inc. 
Southern Electric, Inc. 
Jack Culpepper 
Winchester Construction Co, 
Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
Pierce Ford and George E. Zelgler 

E. 0. Holland 
Mr. Poster* s Store, Inc. 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Tr. to Surplus Property Revolving 

Fund 
R. F. Jackson 
Capital Venetian Blind Co. 
Tallahassee Democrat 
Leon Electric Supply Co. 
H. R. Jackson 
General Electric Supply 
Tallahassee Hatural Gas Appl. k Serv, 
State Office Supply Co. 
General Office Equipment Co. 
Capital Office Equipment Co. 
Deeb Builders, Inc. 
Leonard W, Thomas, CCC 
Harry H. McWhortsr 
Charles Cox 
The Key West Citizen 
The Coral Tribune 
The Miami Herald 
The Ft. Fierce Press 
Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 
Linderbeek Office Supply, Inc. 
General Office Equipment Co. 
J. 0. CarlUe 

F. C. Elliot 
W. T. Wellla 
H. G. Morton 
V. H. Ferguson 
A. R. Williams 
A. C. Bridges 



AM0UKT 

646.00 
47.86 
61.33 
25. > 
18.40 
16.10 
65.00 
9.09 i 
3.00 

J:ii 

99.50 
78.66 

12,832. 

34- 

593.00 

19.30 

619.88 

31.21 

1,902.21 

14.953.38 

145.01* 

99.75 

7-81 
10.00 
35-00 
20.40 

4.00 

2.87 
65.60 
14.18 

4.04 
17.00 

395.00 

62.00 

5.554.00 

11,553.06 

211.10 

750.00 

101.46 

2,170.50 



1,600.00 

17.00 

107.50 

6.60 

96.00 

292.00 

637-32 

1,000.00 

390.34 

26.10 

160.00 

1,147.00 

1.75 
75.00 
75.00 

54.47 

57.50 

201.60 

24.53 

6.29 

4, 756. 99 
834.95 

39.85 
5.90 
351.20 
472.79 
392.08 



11- 



4-9-57 



DISBURSEMENTS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH, 1957 
(Continued) 



DATE 



warrant 



PAYEE 



AHQUWT 



C. L. Vocelle 




ft 161.20 


F. J. Wyaor 




253.29 


K. C. Landrura 




352.00 


H. G. Barco 




404.27 


J. L. Dedge 




354.75 


H. C. Plchard 




297.55 


B. G. Shelfer 




268.96 


C. H. Greene 




49.35 


R. H, Landers 




27.U 


Willi* Well*, 


Jr. 


77.34 


Blue Cross of 


Florida , Inc. 


34.00 


Wilson Life Insurance Co. 


22.36 


State Retirement 


399.29 


Federal Tax 




1.07U.8C 



3-30-57 2A5099 
285100 
285101 
285102 
205103 
2651^-U 
265 10 5 
285106 
285107 
285108 
285109 
205110 
265111 
285112 

tctaa. disbursement for the mohth of march, 1957 i 80,014.6.66 

Total Disbursements Tor this month reduced 
by the two following items: Warrant #153337 
dated 11-30-56 In the amount of $50,000.00, 
payable to City of Orlando, ahown as a dis- 
bursement on November statement, has been 
cancelled and restored to fund. Warrant 
#235931 dated 1-31-57 In the amount of 
»72J(.CO, payable to White & Bo soman, shown 
as e disbursement on the January statement 
as drawn on this fund, was actually drawn 
against Trustees I. I. Fund, Replacement 
Account. Total of these two Item* - - - - .$0.724.00 

NET DIsBURSEKaJTS MARCH, 1957 ft 29.324.66 



0. 3. G. S. COOPERATIVE FUNu 



Balance as of March 1, 1957 

Receipts 
Disbursements 

BAjJUJCE AS OF MARCH 31, 1957 



5.650.00 
5,325.00 
7.^47.45 



UNDER CHAPTER 18296 



Receipts to General Revenue: 
Mtrch 4, 1957 

Total Receipts for the Month 



» 5.755.25 



DISBURSEMENTS FRoK GENERAL REVENUE: 



DATe. 



WARRANT 

NO 



PAYEE 



3-5-57 276928 
3-30-57 281546 
281547 
281548 
2815U9 
281550 
281551 



TOTAL DISBURSEMENT^ POR THE MONTE 



AMOUNT 



Tommy Martin 


1 


110.00 


E. Hewitt 




381.41 


J. C. Conner 




162.95 


Provident Life k Accident Ins. Co. 




7 -P 
7.65 


Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 




State Retirement 




41-82 


Federal Tax 




95.30 



♦^^07^08 



4-9-57 



SUBJECTS UKDER CHAPTER 18296 

Kr. Elliot presented Report Bo. 668 listing 28 bids received for lends 
under Chatter 10 926, end request for Issuance of Hillsborough County 
Deed Ho. Ij.73-Dupllcete, statement having been reoeived that the 
criminal was lost prior t recording. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
Heport No. 668 as submitted and authorize execution of deeds corre- 
sponding thereto. 



LIbffiTY. CCUNVY - Cffer or *UOC.&C was presented from Emma Ransom 
for deed under Chapter 28317, the Hardship Act, for conveyance of 
the HE, of SE; of Section 1, lownship 2 Worth, Range 7 We at, con- 
taining h- acres. Information was filed that Mrs. Ransom is the 
widow of the owner as of June 9, 1939, has furnished all necessary 
proof, and has deposited with the Clerk of the Circuit Court the 
amount equal to all taxes that would have been assessed against 
the land. It was recommended that application be granted. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the offer of tUOi/.OG be 
accepted and that conveyance under Chapter 28317 of 1953 be author lied 
in favor of Mrs. Ransom, 



SARA30TA CuUSTY - Roger V. Flory offers *1 ,000.00 for Lot 10, Block 
*C", Indian Beach Estates, Section 1, Township 36 South, Range 17 
East. Report was made that this lot was withdrawn fro* sale In 1914.6 
and it is now recommended that it be restored for public sale with 

a starting bid of #1,500.00 for the lot. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the recommendation be 
approved and the starting bid be fixed as $1,500.00. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees disclaim 
Interest in certificates Issued under Chapter 18296 against lsnd In 
Alachua, Calhoun, Citrus, Jefferson, tkalooaa and Taylor Counties as 
approved by the Attorney General' a Office. 



Upon motion duly adopted, the Trustee a adjourned. 



ATTEST ; 




^^ 



— WVBBW - ^SIlWlAJ 



Tallahassee, Florida 
April 23, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this data In 
the Board Room, offices of the Governor at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

J, Edwin Larson, Treasurer 

Richard W. lrvln, Attorney General 

Ha than Mayo, Comral sal oner of Agriculture 



P. C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 
w. Turner «*llia, Engineer 
Van R. Ferguson, Land Agent 



Mr. Elliot presented for approval minutes of the Trustees dated 
February 26 and March 12, 1957, copies of which have bean furnished 



each member. 



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Motion waa msde, seconded and adopted, that the "Iruatees approve the 
minutes as presented. 



Mr. Ferguson presented the following sales advertised to be considered 
on this date. 

MAN ATE E COUNTY - On February 12, 1957, the Trustees considered offer 
of $100.00 an acre from Doyle E. Carlton, on behalf of Sydney R. Nawan 
and Associates, for purchase of a tract of submerged land in Sarasota 
Bay lying southwesterly of and adjacent to Fractional Section 13, 
Township 35 South, Range 16 East, and Fractional Sections 7, 17, 18, 
19, 20 and 21, Township 35 South, Range 17 East, excepting from the 
above tract the bay ward extenaion of the drainage canal rights of 
wsj of the Manatee Pruit Compsny, and excepting from the above tract 
those submerged lands baywerd of the East 1100 feet of said Fractional 
Section 21; containing 337 acres, more or leas. Ths land was advertised 
for objections only and notice of sale waa published in the Bredentm 
Herald on March 22, 29, April 5, 12 and 19, 1957, with aale to be held 
on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in 
the records of the Land Office, 

Deacrlptlon of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson reported that 
objections were filed by Charles <*iittaker, on behalf of Manatee Fruit 
Company, and later a stipulation waa filed which in effect withdraws 
the objections. Also, the Engineer's office desired further time for 
study of the proposed plan, Mr, lehit taker was present and stated that 
his clients own 1180 acres in the area, but would have no objection to 
the aale provided the terms of the stipulation are carried out as to 
excluding certain strips for drainage of their land. 

The Land Agent advlaed that estimates of volume of material for filling 
upland and the submerged area have not been furnished by applicant. 

Motion was made by Mr. Kayo, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees 
defer action on this sale until the terms can be worked out and the 
engineers have had opportunity to complete their study. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - On February 26, 1957, the Trustees considered offei 
of the appraised price of $250.00 per sere from Ouy L. Kennedy, Jr t , 
on behalf of Dr. 1. J. Belcher, for purchase of submerged lend in St, 
Joseph's Sound in Section 15, Township 27 South, Range 15 East, deferlbed 
ss oossaencing at the northeast corner of said Section 15, run west 
1462.60 feet along the section line, thence run south 30.00 feet to 
the southern boundary line of Gulf Road for a point of beginning, thence 
by metes and bounds, containing 3-72 acres, more or leas. The land tms 
advertised for objections only and notice of sale was published in the 
Tarpon Springs Leader on March 22, 29, April 5, 12, and 19, 1957, with 
sale to be considered on this date. Copy of notice and proof of publi- 
cation are filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Deacrlptlon of the land was called out and Mr. Ferguson reported that 
the Fine lies County Water and Navigation Control Authority has approved 
the application, however, the Trustees' engineers recommend deferring 
sctlon pending establishment of s bulkhead line in that area. No 
objections were filed to the sale. 

Mr. D. 0. Elliott, representing Dr. Belcher, advlaed that Dr. Belcher 
is not interested in filling the land end he fesls that his request 
will be within any bulkhead line that mey be fixed. He Is purchasing 
for protection. Two alternatives were suggested: (1) that the sale 
be approved at the price offered - $250.00 per acre - with the deed 
to contain a restriction that the land be not filled nor developed, 
but remain in Its natural state, or (2) that Mr. Elliott consult with 
his client and come beck at the next meeting and negotiate for a deed 
st a price that might be more favorable. If plan (2) Is desired, the 
Trustees will in the meantime have a new appraisal on a reatricted 
use basis and a price agreed upon. 

Motion was made, aeconded and adopted, that the Trustees spprove the 
sale to Dr. Belcher at the price offered, $2£C.O0 per acre, with deed 
to carry the restriction that the rights conveyed will not include 
any rights to fill, or If Dr. Belcher so desires he may proceed under 
alternative plan (2) as outlined. 

(Subsequent to the meeting Mr. Elliot ^, on behalf of Dr. 
Belcher, decided to close the sale at the price of $250. QC 
per sere, with restriction in the deed that no fill rights 
will be granted.) 

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SARASOTA COUNTY - On February 26, 1957 » the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of ^125.00 per acre from Leo Wotltsky, on be- 
half of Stuart Anderson, for purchase of submerged land in Lemon Bay, 
Seetlons25 and 26, Township 4<J South, Range 1? East, commencing at 
ths southeast corner of said Section 26, and thence by aw tea and 
boundf description back to ths point of beginning, containing U.lt 
acres, more or leas. The land was advertised for objections only 
and notice of sal* was published in the Seraaota Herald on March 
ZZ, 29, April 5, 12 and 19, 1957, with sale to be held on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the records of 
the Land Off lee . 

Description of the land was called out and objections have been 
filed to the sale by the Board of County Commissioners of Seraaota 
County. Also, engineers for the Trustees recommend thet action on 
ths sale be deferred pending establishment of a bulkhead line in 
that county. 

notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees defer action 
on the application of Kr. Anderson, pending working out objections 
filed and establishment of the bulkhead line. 



DADE COUNTY - The Land Agent reported that frequent inquiries come 
in for purchase of small tracts of land from one to ten acres for 
the purpose of establishing hones and developing small farms. Section 
31 and 32, Township 57 South, Range IjO East, were formerly withdrawn 
from sals pending selection of S site for Inter-American Cultural 
Center. These sections were originally subdivided into small units 
and the Trusteee acquired them from the state under the Murphy Act* 
The land is located about 8 miles aoutheaat of Homestead and is re- 
ported to be suitable for small farm development. 



Ths Land Agent recommends that the west half or all of Section 31 
be opened for sale on applications by persons intending to farm 
and develop. The appraised value la fl75.CC per acre. 



Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the recommendation of 
the Land Agent be approved for accepting application a from persons 
desiring small acreages. 



DESOTO COUNTY - A. D.Giscoao offers the appraised price of $50.00 
per acre for Lots 7, 8 and 9, Section 11, Township 39 South, Rang* 
23 East, and it is recommended that the land be advertised for com- 
petitive bids. 

Notion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees authorise the land advertised for competitive bidding 
starting with the appraised price of $50.00 per acre. 



GLADES COUNTY - Joe H. Peoples, Jr., on behalf of Peoples Bros., 
advises that Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District 
la constructing Lateral Canal C-19 across land included in Grazing 
Lease Bo. 1+0$ and will render useless s portion of the leased land 
east of the canal. It was explained that th* lease comprises 500 
acres st Lske Hicpochee with annual rental at the rate of $1.00 par 
acre and will expire Hay 2, 1960. It was recommended that the Trustees 
terminate the lease as to the area east of the west bank of the canal, 
comprising approximately 225 acres, and that the lease continue un- 
impaired as to the area west. 

notion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Kr. Mayo and adopted, that 
the Trustees follow the recommendation of the Land Agent and eliminate 
from the lease the area east of the west bank of the Canal C-19, re- 
ducing the rental payments proportionately. 






LEE COUNTY - William Moser offers the appraised price of $50.00 per 
acre for Lot Ho. k on Island No. 2, Section 30, Township k7 South, 
Range 25 East, containing 21.38 acres, mors or lass. 



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Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees decline 
to offer this lot for Bale at this time. 



LEON AKD GADSDEN COUNTIES - William E. Whitfield and W. R. Spenee 
of Tallahassee, Florida, doing business as Ochlockonee Sand Company, 
make application for a four -year sand lease in that part of Ochlock- 
onee River in the W'f of Sections 25 and 36, Township 2 North, Range 
2 West, on a royalty baais of fifteen cents (15*) per cubic yard 
and a minimum monthly payment of 315 .GO, with surety bond in the 
sun of $5(J0«C0 and a thirty-day cancellation clause. Also, the 
lease to provide for re-negotiation of terms in the event of re- 
newal for a two-year period. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorize 
issuance of four-year sand lease in favor of applicants upon terms 
and conditions as outlined. 



PASCO COUNTY - The Sun Coast Developers of New Fort Richey, Inc., 
offers 975 .CO per acre for approximately 11 acres of submerged 
land lying adjacent to their upland property described as the 
s£ of Na of Section 28, Township 2k South, Range 16 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees defer 
action on this application pending establishment of the bulkhead 
line in that area. 



PINkLlaS COUNTY -On application from Lancelot £. Wilson, on behalf 
of Elliott B. Holton, adjacent upland owner, the Trustees advertised 
for sale subject to objections only Lots 3, k end 5, Block "B" 
Washington flrennan Subdivision, Safety Harbor, Florida, containing 
1.72 acres, with sale to be held August 26, 1956. No objections 
were filed to the sale and the application was approved by the 
State Land Use and Control Commission. However, there was some 
question as to applicant's ownership to the waters edge, a platted 
street 100 feet wide having been established by the county as 
"Bayshore Drive 11 , lying between the upland and the submerged land. 
Upon opinion from the Attorney General applications of this kind 
are now being rejected, but the Holton deed having been authorized 
and sale confirmed, and two other sales to the waters edge having 
been made to adjacent owners, it would seem In order to deliver deed 
to Mr. Holton. The engineers have requested further deferment until 
the bulkhead line can be established. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees defer action on the application of Mr. Holton 
pending decision on the bulkhead line in that area. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Land Agent advises that Pinellas County Water 
and Navigation Control Authority has notified him that the Authority 
does not approve the amended two clauses adopted by the Trustees 
February 26, 1957 for inclusion in Pinellas County deeds. The 
clauses as presented February 12th were satisfactory with Pinellas 
County, but not aa amended on the 26th. The Lend Agent recommends 
that the matter be referred to the Attorney General for review 
with Pinellas County of the revised clauses; also that the minutes 
of February 26th be corrected to indicate that approval of the 
Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control Authority had been 
given to the original clauaes prepared February 5th. 

Without objection action wee deferred on consideration of the clauses 
mentioned. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Baynard, Beynard & McLeod, on behalf of W. J. 
Vinson, L. K. Vinson, Ethel May Glass, Ada Goethe Jacks, H. G. 
Thompson and Sam W. Mickler, the adjacent upland owners, offers 
the appraised price of vl75-00 per acre for seven (7) small parcels 



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of submersed land adjacent to their upland property In the 
Anclote River In Section 3, T ownahip 27 South. Rang* 15 East. 

Motion was made, aec ended and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
tc advertise the seven parcels for objections only baaed on 
offers aubnltted, attorneys for applicants to be advised of 
the clause to be Inserted In deeds. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Thurmond 4. Knight, member of the Board 
of Public Instruction of Pain Beach County, requests dead 
to Lota 25-A and 26-A of the plat of Sections 23 and 2k, Town- 
ship 1x2 South, Range Jt East, the said lots having been used 
by the lceal schools in the teaching of agriculture. The 
Board fee la that these two lots were overlooked when Lots 25 
and 26 ware acquired. 

The Land Agent advises that Lots 25 and 26, conveyed In 1929, 
are upland parcels deeded In corrective Instrument No. 16839— A 
to supersede a fcrmer deed to the School Board from the Trustees 
dated December 23, 1919, Ho. 16839, purporting to convey 1.1 
acres only. The area of the lota conveyed in 1929 corrective 
deed comprises 1.3 acres and there is nothing to Indicate that 
Lota 25- A and 26-A containing 2.43 acres were Intended to have 
been conveyed In 1919 or 1929* The lots are reclaimed lake 
bottoms between Lake Okeechobee and the upland Lots 25 and 26. 
It la recommended that Lots 25- A and 26-A be deeded to the 
County School Board for public a choc 1 purposes only. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
the recommendation and authorise conveyance to the Board of 
Public Instruction of Palm Beach County of the two lota for 
public school purposes only. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Harold 0. Haass, on behalf of George C. 
Buschar, requests that the Trustees issue duplicate deed to 
replace original Deed No. 20331 dated December 18, 1952, Issued 
to Lorenso Zayaa and Enrique Berenguer, conveying land in Section 
4, Township 47 South, Range 43 E»at. 

Motion was made by Mr, Larson, seconded by Mr, Ore en and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize issuance of duplicate deed lo. 20331 
upon payment of ¥10.00. 



DADE COUNTY - Mr. Elliot presented letter from the Board of 
Parke and Historic Memorials reconnending that the Trustees 
grant permission to D. D. Laxon for conducting surface collections 
on state land in the NEi (less the SE; of the NEj) of Section 
27, Township 53 South, Range 39 East, Ir connection with Take eta 
Indian Relics. The Trustees on April 9th had referred such re- 
quest to the F&rk Board for recommendation. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trueteee grant 
permission for Mr. Laxon to conduct the collection as requested. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Board of County Constlss loners of Pinal laa 
County submitted a resolution adopted April 9, 1957 requcatlng 
that the Trustees deed to the county 2,648.05 acres of submerged 
land In Temp* Bay in Sections 21, 22, 23, 24. 25. 26, 27, 26, 
34, and 35, Townahip 29 South, Range 16 East, adjacent to Pinelli 
International Airport. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees defer 
action on the request for further consideration. 



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HARTIN COUNTY - Dr. A. J. L. Morltz of Jensen Beach, Florida, 
apt lies tc purchase 7500 cubic yards of fill material to be 
dredged from the Indian River adjacent to his upland property 
Ifl Section 1, Township 3& South, Range LI East, for use in 
raising the elevation of his upland. 

Motion was made, aeconded and adopted, that permit be authorised 
Or. Merit* for taking the material required, upon payment at 
the usual rate. 



MONROE CoUNTY » Chat Tingler of Marathon, Florida, makes 
application for the purchase of 325 cubic yards of fill 
material to be taken from aubmerged bottoms of Hawk Channel, 
immediately adjacent to and southerly of his upland property 
In Section ZZ, Township 66 South, Range 32 Eaat. Applicant 
state a that the primary purpose is to excavate a boat baaln 
but the material will be uaed to fill in low plaeea on his 
upland. 

Motion was nade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
permission for applicant to remove the material required upo n 
payment therefor at the usual rate of rive cents (54) per cubic 
yard. 



PALM BEACH AND GmDES CCUNTIKS - Central and Southern Florida 
Flood Control District submit ■ the following applications: 

Palm Beach County - Request for temporary spoil area 
easement on three small areas in the open watera of 
Lake Okeechobee in unsurvcyed Sections 15 end ZZ, Town- 
ship lt.0 South, Range 37 East, to be used for maintenance 
dredging in the St. Lucie Canal. Easement will expire 
September 30 » 1957. 

Glades County - Perpetual easement for canal purposes 
(C-ljl) in Seotlon 13, Township k& South, Range 32, 
and In Section 18, Townahlp I4.0 South, Range 33 Eaat, 
lying In Lake Okeechobee lake ward of the 17-foot contour 
of the lake. 

Motion was siade, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
Issuance of the easements requested by the Flood Control District 
in the two areas described. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - On April 9th agenda an application from 
Brock way, Weber and Brook way. Inc., was inadvertently omitted. 
The request was on behalf of North Palm each, Inc., for per- 
mission to construct bulkheads and dredge and fill at applicant's 
property In Sections 4, 9, 16 and 21, Township U2 South, Range 
t3 East. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees grant 
request of North Palm Beach, Inc., for permit to bulkhead and 
dredge fill on the same bssla as authorized for the applications 
presented on April 9th. 



VClASIA COUNTY - Carlton Draper for Island Farms, Inc., makes 
application to purchase a mangrove flat or island in Section a 
13 end Zk, Townahlp 16 South, Range H East. The parcel is 
approximately 1600 feet long end is separated from the main- 
land by en open strip of water of an average width of 150 feet. 
Applicants are the owners of e parcel of this mainland or up- 
land extending only 500 feet along or riparian to the open 
wster. It is recommended that the application be denied as 
several other adjacent owners are involved. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the application be 
denied as recommended. 



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MONROh. CoraTY. - Walter S. C. Rogers, attorney of Miami, on 
behalf of B, J. Bloomer, makea application for a permit and 
right of way for construction of a causeway and bridge from 
the south right of trey line of 0. S. Highway So. 1 In Monroe 
County to Mr. Blemmer's property on Little Conch Key which 
he purchased from the Trustees. The causeway will be approxi- 
mately 500 feet long and for a short distance will cross sub- 
merged bottoms. This application was presented Aug. 7, 1957 
and deferred. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and 
adopted, that the Trustees authorize permit Tor the causeway 
and bridge as requested conditioned that the causeway will 
be open to the public. 



DADE OOtTlTY - J. Rudolph Gcssman, president of the City Council, 
and Vernon W. Turner, city attorney, on behalf of the City of 
Homestead, Florida, requests consideration of application sub- 
mitted April 9, 1957 for use of s portion of Redondo Subdivision 
in Section 12, Township 57 South, Range 38 East, the asid area 
to be used as a psrt of the Homeatead Water Distribution System. 

Max Singer of Homestead has protested the use by the olty of 
stete land in this subdivision and la represented by his attorney 
Jease Warren of Tallahassee. Mr. Warren requests that the 
Trustees consider application from his client to purchase 
this land under provisions of Section 192.381, Florida Statutes, 
known as the Hardship Act. He represents that his client is 
successor in title to the former owner of this land as of June 
9, 1939, but has been unable to get possession heretofore si 
the United Statea has had the property under lasse for a nunber 
of years, the lease expiring June 30 of this year. His client 
take a the position that the sale of these lends to the Trustees 
did not constitute a regular sale but was only a bookkeeping 
transfer. 

Mr. Vernon W. Turner presented copy of a resolution adopted 
by the elty council April 22nd requesting that the Trustees 
make available 10 acres of the Redondo Subdivision. The elty 
has floated bonds to finance expanding the water system and 
it is urgent that the city know as soon as possible whether 
or not the land will be made available. 

In discussing the sppllcstion and protest the suggestion was 
made that, a compromise might be worked out between the two 
parties. Mr. Singer stated thst he has offered to donate t> 
the City of Homestead another area for the water system and 
for a park. Mr. Turner replied that he has no authority from 
the city to work out e compromise. 

Depreciation in value of the privately owned property in the 
subdiviaion was brought out. Also, thst FHA and VA loans will 
not be available to purchasers If the weter system goes in. 

Mr. Elliot explained that title to this land came to the state 
along with, a great many other acres within Evergladea Drainage 
District for nonpayment of state and county taxea as well as 
drainage dlatrict taxea. The Trustees and the Drainage District 
worked out a plan by which the whole title in one half of ft e 
double r ever a ion land would vest in the state and an equsl amount 
in the Drainage District, and deeds were exchanged fcr carrying 
out thia plan. Over the past years the Trustees, under Chapter 
610, have purchased from the state various parcels of Murphy 
Act land for which they paid the prevailing price. The Hardship 
Act provides for conveyance of lands which have not been previously 
acid, cenvayed, dedicated or otherwise disposed of by the state. 
Tills land was disposed of through purchase by the True tees. 

Comptroller Green explained that it waa not the intent of the 
Hardship Act to cover a case such as preeented and he feels 
that It should not be considered under eald Act. Thia view 
was concurred in by Governor Collins, Kr. Larson and Mr, Mayo. 

Attorney General Ervln expreaaed the opinion that there may 
be an element of hardship in this request mni earlier ceaes 
might set a precedent. 



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Mr. Joseph Kelleher of Homestead stated that If the water sya ten 
is constructed on that location it will spoil a million dollars 
wort* of property and he feela that the water system should be 
placed on vacant land in an undeveloped area. 

Mr. Ferguson, Land Agent, stated that this particular parcel 
of land has been appraised at $21,000.00, 

Pour members of the Trustees having taken the position that 
application under the hardship act should ba denied, it was 
ao ordered. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, 
that Mr. Elliot and Mr. Wall is have someone from the office go 
to Borne stead and try and work out a compromise between the city, 
Mr. Singer and other private owners, and examine to what extent 
the city's plan will damage the surrounding property, and that 
action on the subject be postponed until the no xt meeting of the 
Trustees. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - Mr. Boss Andom, city manager, and Mayor 
Samuel G. Johnson of the City of St. Petersburg, had requested 
opportunity to be heard today in reference to modification of 
the proposed Puren Pill. Mr. Johnson was unable to attend 
owing to Legislative matters, Mr. Windom was present and sub- 
mitted maps showing the modification as proposed by the city 
council and requested that the Trustees give consideration to 
the plan. He stated that the owns rs of the Puren Tract have 
been consulted about the changes suggested and they have agreed 
to consider the proposition but in order to do so it will require 
the cooperation of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund. 
Mr. Windom pointed out that the proposed modification la of more 
modern and desirable design- 
Governor Collins observed that the modified plan would take in 
a larger area than that covered in the deeds. In discussing 
the proposal it was brought out that the City of St. Petersburg 
had originally protested the fill on the ground that it would 
violate the riparian rights of the city as the adjacent upland 
owner, but at the hearing before the Pinellas County Water and 
Navigation Control Authority the city presented no protest. 

Mr. W. F. Puller of St. Petersburg was present, representing 
clients A. B. and Morty Wolosoff , who own 357 acre a immediately 
north of the city's property, and stated that hla client was 
not protesting the Puren Pill, but if said fill should be approved 
hia client would like to have a permit tc fill hia property and 
have the two fills coordinated so there will be no damage to 
either. 

Governor Collins explained that the Trustees have taken the 
position of protesting the fill all the way through; that there 
are legal questions involving title to this land that will 
have to be resolved; that the Trustees have assumed that the 
City of St. Petersburg would aasert the same position as the 
owner of the upland adjacent to the proposed fill; that until 
all pro tea ta have been cleared up and the legal title determined, 
then and then only will the Trustees be inclined to entertain 
application for modification of the plans. Pinal action has 
not been taken and some time will elapse before final adjudi- 
cation can be had. 

Mr. Windom atated that the city feels that, in view of the 
approval by Pinellas County Water and Navigation Control 
Authority and of the Army Engineers, if the fill is finally 
approved it should be in a modified form and more modern dealgn. 

Attorney General Ervin reported that Mr. T. M. Shack leford Is 
going ahead with instructions from the Trustees to continue 
the protest before the Pinellas County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority and If denied, the case should be taken to 
the Courts. The Trustees have taken a definite at and against 
tills fill and any modification at thia time would leave the 
state in an untenable position. 



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Gerald H. Gould, attorney for Mr. Lee R*tner, waa pre Bent and 
stated that his client dees not know where ha stand* owing 
to the frequent change In poller of the city and a tat*. Ha 
mentioned letter a and statements made to hla el lent. Governor 
Collins advised Kr. Ratner's attorney that the Trustee* have 
never changed their poaltlon as to the Furen Pill but have 
consistently maintained the protest all the way through* The 
Governor briefly outlined the history of the sal* of land to 
Nr. Furen, and stated while he la not advised aa to the letters 
and statements referred to by Mr. Gould, he does have knowledge 
of what has taken place at the board meetings, tahleh la the 
official action governing the Trustee*' conduct. 

Mr. Gould stated that regardless of how the Furen sale was 
handled, his client has an opinion from reputable lawyers 
that there la no question aa to the legality of aald deeds. 
When the hearing was held before the Fin* 11 a* County Authority 
It was understood that all protests would be heard and disposed 
of at that time; also, an opinion fro* the Attorney General 
advised Mr. Ratner to file his application with the Flnellaa 
County Water and navigation Control Authority for a penal t to 
make the fill. 

Attorney General Ervln explained that he did reader an opinion 
applicable to the Furen Fill, and on other applications, that 
It would be necessary for applicant* to go before the Pinellas 
County Water and navigation Control Authority for a permit to 
fill. 

During the discussion. Governor Collins read a telegram froi 
Ed P. Brantley, Councilman for District No. 6, stating that 
he la rpposed to the Furen Pill and asking that the Trusts** 
defer final decision on modification of the fill until the 
opposition can be heard. Seventeen other telegrams and 
number of letters were presented opposing the modified 
Pill or the fill in any manner. 

Governor Collins reiterated the board's position as most con- 
sistently opposing the Furen Fill in its present or proposed 
modified form and it is expected that the City of St. Petersburg 
will assert the same position aa the upland owner adjacent to 
the proposed fill. 

No action was taken by the Trustees on the application from the 
City of St. Petersburg for modification of the propsed Furen 
Pilj. plan. 

LAKE COUNTY - Representative C. B. Duncan, attorney for the 
Oklawaha Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control 
Authority, requested £>*&• the Trustees grant an additional 
$10 0,000. 00 loan to the Authority In order that channels be 
excavated for controlling the water at high and low levels. 
All of the structures contemplated by the agreement for the 
loan of $250,000.00 have been completed but In order to complete 
the Job it will be necessary to do this additional work which 
waa not anticipated in the first Instance. Mr. Duncan stated 
that in anticipation of this loan he has started advertising 
the bill to be Introduced In the present Legislature authorising 
the Authority to borrow this additional amount. Be assured the 
Trustees that the taxes levied for thi* work will be ample to 
repay both loan* and requested that the agreement be drawn pro- 
viding for repayment of the #100,000.00 after the #250,000.00 
loan has been paid off, payments on which will begin with the 



lymen 

Us, 



year 1959, at the rate of #25,000.00 annually without Interest. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees enter into an additional agreement with Oklawaha 
Basin Recreation and Water Conservation and Control Authority 
authorising a loan of not exceeding one hundred thousand do liar a 
($100,00o7oc) , the agreement to provide for repayment of said 
amount at the rate of not leas than #25,000.00 annually starting 
one year after the last payment is due on the #250,000.00 loan 
provided in agreement dated March 21, 1955* 



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The above action was satisfactory to Mr. Duncan and he agreed 

that should there be any excess In the tax fund it will be 

applied on these loans; also that ho will go ahead with advertisement 

of the bill to be presented tc the Legislature authorizing the Oklawaha 

Authority to enter Into an agreement for such loan. 



PINbLLAS COUNTY - Attorney General Ervln reported with reference 
to the Paradise Island case which was before the Trustees April 
9th, on presentation by Leonard Cooperman, attorney for Joseph 
V. Klinpel, at which meeting he indicated rejection of a proposal 
discussed with him by Mr. Shackleford and the Attorney General to 
the affect that he should pay the fair appraisal as submerged 
land plus giving the county or a municipality a park area of four 
Ik) sores; also that the applicants cut back that part of the fill 
extending out and Interfering with the waterway. 

Since the April 9th meeting, another group. Belle Key Corporation, 
represented by Denny J. HcGarry of St. Petersburg has come in 
with an application to purchase this land should the Trustees 
proceed to recapture or have established in the Trustees ths 
title to the entire area. 

Mr, McGarry was present and submitted a form of contract for con- 
sideration of the Trustees which provides for purchase of the 
tract at a price of $1, GOO. 00 per acre. A check in amount of 
£i5»GG0.GO was deposited with the application as payment totard 
the purchase of that area known as Paradise Island lying north 
of Blind Pass, south of Treasure Island causeway, east of Treasure 
Island, and west of the main Government Channel In Boca Clega Bay, 
excepting therefrom any platted lota In said tract of land which 
have been conveyed to bona fide purchasers for value by the Paradise 
Island Corporation, and further excepting one tract of land to be 
selected by the Trustees, not to exceed 5 acres, taiich may be 
reserved for school use, and further excepting not to exceed k 
acres of land Interfering with navigation and the movement of tidal 
waters through existing channels, or Interfering with navigation 
or tidal flow. Mr. McGarry further stated that his client agrees 
to remove at his expense the objectionable portion of the fill 
and would provide title Insurance when the Trustees have furnished 
accurate description of the tract. He will require from the state 
a warranty deed conveying merchantable title to the property, 
except for taxes for the currant year, said deed to be free of 
reservations of any kind auch as phosphate, minerals or petro- 
leum, subject, however, to rights of the United States as to 
navigation. Other provisions In the proposed contract refer to 
litigation In the event that should be necessary, the contract 
to remain In force for two years, with option to renew, and In 
the event title failed the amount paid would be refunded to 
purchaser. 

C. Ray Smith, attorney for Pinellas County, asked that the pro- 
posed contract be sent to the Pinellas County Water and Navi- 
gation Control Authority and that the county be brought up to 
date as to the present status of the Paradise Island matter. 

Attorney General Ervln advised Mr. Smith that prior to any transfer 
of title, Pinellas County would have opportunity to pass on the 
question. 

The Governor expressed the opinion that he did not think the 
Trustees would seriously consider at this point any contract 
with ft third party as a settlement with Mr. Klingel and associates 
is now in process of being worked out. 

Attorney General B"vln explained t*iat the offer from Mr. M<? f ~arry*s 
client was predicated upon the rejection of the taradiae Island 
Company's bid and until final action la taken, consideration of 
other offers would not be in order. 

Ho action was taken on the proposal from Mr. McGarry. 



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PALM BEACH COtJBTY. - Mr. ell lot reported that Chapter 21321* , 
Special Acta of 191+1, mended Chapter 9794, Special Acta of 
1923 creating the municipality of Kelaey City. The 1941 
amendment re-named the municipality as Town of Lake Park and 
added a section authorising and empowering the Trustees of 
the Internal Improvement PUnd to convey for municipal purposes 
only "all of tha rights, title and Interest of the State of 
Florida, Insofar as same can be granted and conveyed, to all 
sand bars, shallow banks, and the submerged or partly submerged 
lands situate neat of the canter line of the channel of the 
Intra-Coaatal Waterway, also known aa tha Florida East Coast 
Canal, within the above described limits of the Town cf Lake 
Park". Lake Park now makes application to the Trustees tc 
convey the land described In tha 1941 Act to the municipality. 
Tha Trustees had no knowledge of this Act until tha request 
for conveyance waa made. 

Kr. Elliot stated that several situations have arisen since 
tha 191(1 Act, affecting the subject as follows: 

(1) Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund now 
have no authority to convey title to submerged 
lands in Palm Beach and Dade Counties. 

(2) owners of upland bordering upon Lake dbrth within 
the llmita of the municipality have made appli- 
cation to dredge material from the described bottoms 
for fill purposes. 

(3) Under long established policy of the Trustees, 
conveyances of submerged bottoms cut ward from 
the shore are made only to the ownera of the 
adjoining upland. 

<ll) Establishment of a bulkhead line in Lake Worth 
by the county and some municipalities governing 
the distance outward from which no fills should 
ba mada. (A portion of the area requested by 
tha Town of Lake Park la within the right of way 
of tha Intracoaatal Waterway.) 

Mr. Elliot stated further that the Trustees at the last meeting 
approved aavaral applications for permits to bulkhead and fill 
out Into Lake Worth adjacent to upland property of applicants. 
Three of thaae applications were from oliants of J. V. Keen, 
attorney of Tallahassee - C, A. Cunningham 1 57-£>7) , Qaorge W. 
English (57-68), and Bankers Life & Caaualty Company (57-69) - 
and the engineer's office had notified tha 0, 3. Englneera of 
tha Trustees approval of a aid applications. Subsequently, 
Edgar Hamilton, on behalf of the Town f Lake Park, made re- 
quest by telephone for conveyance under the 1941 Act and a 
telegram waa aent to the 0. S. Englneera holding up approval 
for permit pending act* si, on the raquaat from Lake Park. 

Mr. Keen was pre aent and stated that his clients did not want 
title to the land but deaired permit to take fill material and 
plaoa on their upland. Ha offered the appraised value of flit 
land for the fill material. 

It waa explained that Mr. Keen's clients' applications came 
within those submitted prior to the change of policy affecting 
Palm Beach and Dade Counties and would be handled as other a 
approved on the same date. 

Tha Trusteea expressed the opinion that tha policy haa always 
bean to convey submerged areas only to adjoining upland owners, 
and If the city owns upland property on the lake It should ba 
given the same consideration aa private owners. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, aeconded and adopted, that tha 
Trusteea withdraw the atop order to the U. S. Engineers and 
approve issuance of a permit to C- A. Cunningham, Ceorga W. 
Engllah and Bankers Life and Casualty Company for taking fill 
material from Lake Worth outward from riparian ownership of 
each, payment to be at the standard rate per cubic yard; also 
that tha Town of Lake tarn be sent s notice of tha approval of 
said permits. 



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A latter was presented from The California Company request- 
ing that the Trustee a of the Internal Improvement Fund extend 
the terms of CI1 and Gas Lease Ko. 1011 dated September Us., 
1955, "cr * period of two years within which to commence and 
Complete any and all walla under the terms and conditions of 
aald lease. 

Upon consideration of the request, notion was made, seconded 
and carried, that the following resolution be adopted; 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, on the lijth day cf Sep tenter, 1955, the Trustees of 
the Internal Improvement Fund, for and in consideration of 
the sum of One Million One Hundred Six Thousand and Mo/100 
Dollars (51,1&6,IjOO.GC) , leased to The California Company, a 
corporation, hereinafter referred to as Leasee, certain lands, 
a more particular description cf same being hereto attached, 
marked Exhibit "A", and by this reference made a part hereof; 
and 

WHEREAS, shortly after said lease was executed and delivered 
by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State 
of Florida to Lessee, the United States of America, acting by 
and through the Department of the Interior, Office of the 
Secretary, notified the State of Florida that said two (2) tracts 
"Include areas over which the United States asserts Jurisdiction 
under the Cuter Continental Shelf Land Act of August 7, 1953", 
67th ip&2, ki USC, Section 1331; and said Department further in- 
formed the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund of the State 
of Florida that if operations were commenced in said areas it 
would recommend to the Attorney General of the United States that 
appropriate action be taken; and 

WHEREAS, although certain negotiations have been conducted on 
behalf of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund with 
the Unltea States, no satisfactory conclusion of such negotiations 
has been reached up to this time; and 

WHEREAS, said notice by the United States has cast doubt and sus- 
picion upon title to the lands leased by the Stats of Florida by 
the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund to Lessee, which, 
as above pointed out, has not up to this tine been cleared; and 

WHEREAS, notwithstanding this cloud on the title, Leasee has 
assiduously and in good faith pursued an active exploration 
program which is a necessary and integral step toward the ful- 
fillment of the various obligations imposed upon the Lessee 
under the terms and provisions of aald lease; and 

WHEREAS, it is apparent, at this time, that the cloud on the 
title will not be removed In sufficient time to enable Lessee 
to comply with certain of Lessee's obligation a under the terms 
of said lease; and 

WHEREAS, one of the conditions of maintaining aald leas* requires 
Leasee to "commence and complete operations for the drilling of 
at least one (1) test wsll on the lands covered hereby within 
the first two and one-half (2 1/2) years' period of the term 
of this lease" and further requires Lessee to "commence and com- 
plete operations for the drilling of at least one (1) additional 
well in each succeeding two and one-half (2 1/2) years' period 
of the term of this lease ■ . . "; and 

WHEREAS, Lessee has requested that the time within which any and 
all wells required to be commenced and completed under the teims 
of said lease, In order to maintain the same be extended for a 
period of two (2) years from the time that said lease requires 
said wells to be commenced and completed; and 

WHEREAS, it appears that under certain clauses of said lease it 
was contemplated that conditions might arise In which it would 
be mutually beneficial for the time within which any and all 
wells be commenced and completed, in order to maintain said lease, 
be extended; and 



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WKEHEAS, the Trustees are agreeable that the time within idilch 
any ant) all wells should be commenced and completed under the 
terms of the lease fcr a period of two (2) years from the tine 
It* at the lease required said wells to be commenced and completed. 
In order to maintain the same, be extended. 

8CW, THEREFORE, BE IT HESOLVED by the Trustees of the Internal 
Improvement Fund of the State of Florida that the tine in which 
Lessee shall commence and complete any and all wella under the 
terms and conditions of said lease, in order to Maintain and 
keep said lease in full force and effect, be and same la hereby 
extended fcr a period of two (2) years from the tine required 
by ssld lease for aaid wells to be commenced and completed. 
Except for the extension of time at authorized in this resolution, 
all other terns and conditions contained In said lease remain in 
full force and effect and the a aid Leasee is bound thereby. 



ORANGE CcIIHTY - State Agency Building - Topographic Map - The 
Board of Commissioners of State Institutions on this data adopted 
a motion thit the Construction Division accept the low proposal 
of B. H. Jones, registered land surveyor of Orlando, in amount 
not exceeding $250.00 to make a topographic map of the site for 
a atate agency building in orange County, the coat of sane to be 
paid from the Internal Improvement Fund. 

notion was made, seconded end adopted, that the Trustees authorise 
payment of not in excess of $250.00 for furnishing the topographic 
map of the site for the atate agency building in Orange County. 



PINELLAS CtUNTY - Reconsideration was requested by Pinellas 
County of action taken March 12, 1957, on preaentatlon by Louis 
Wallace, on behalf of Lesak, Coldenaen and Bernstein, owners 
of Reding ton Shores. Mr. Wallace stated that Al Rogero, neafoer 
of the State Road Board from that area, and the County of Pinellas 
asked that he try tc work out some satisfactory agreement with 
the Trustee a so as to provide a right of way through the land 
owned by his clients, if is clients are ready to cooperate in any 
way possible. 

W. Turner Wallla, engineer with the Trustees, stated that L. C. 
Heater, County Engineer of Pinellas County, had telephoned him 
and asked that the matter of right of way be cons 1 dared by the 
Trustees as the county was of the opinion that the land could 
be acquired from the atate at less cost than from private 
individuals, and that the tract conveyed by the state could 
then be exchanged for the 17-foot right of way required for the 
road. 

It was also stated that the County Commissioners of Pinellas 
County and the rfest Coast Inland Navigation District have approved 
the proposal, as well as the State Road Department. 

Motion war made by Mr. Green, seconded and unanimously adopted, 
that the T;*uatees of the Internal Improvement Fund approve the 
request from Pinellas County for conveyance of 0.92 of an acre 
of submerged land but reserving an easement for the west Coast 
Inland Navigation District over so much of said land as Ilea 
within 211 feet westward of the centerllne of the Inland Waterway 
Channel for use by the District, without cost, said action to be 
approved by the Governor and subject to working out of the detaila 
by the Attorney General. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, 
that the following salaries and necessary and regular expense! 
be approved fcr payment: 



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A, B. 
A. 
C. 
I. 

r. 



c. 
j. 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer * Secretary 

V. T. Wallia, Assitant Engineer & Secretary 

H. 0. Her ton, Fiber Techno log let 

V. H. Ferguson, Land Agent 

Williams, Assistant Engineer 
C, Bridges, Auditor 
L. Voce lie, Attorney 

Lsndrum, Administrative Assistant 

Wysor, Jr. , Engineering Aid 
M. 0. Bsrco, Secretary-Clerk 
J. L. Dedge, Secretary- Clerk 
H. C. Pi chard, Secretary- Clark 

B. G. Shelf er, Secretary-Clerk 
Yvonne Scaler a, Clerk-Stenographer 
J. A. Knight, Receptionist 

C. M. Greene, Rental Agent 

Willie Walls, Jr., Janitor , 

E. 0. Roland, Expediter for State Office Blags, 

U, S. Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla. 

R. C. Lsndrum 

U. S. Postmaster, Tallahassee, Fla. 

Blue Print 4 Supply Co. 

Dell Hart Typewriter Co. 

International Business Machines Corp. 

Merchant Calculators 

The Coral Tribune 

Stuart Dally Raws 

The HI ami Herald 

lews Press Publishing Co. 

Capital Paper Co. 

General Office Equipment Co. 

Tan Brunt * Yon, Inc. 

Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 

Lenton A. Turner and wife 

J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Transfer to Cosss. State Institutions for 

Governor's Mansion Pumiahinga 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Transfer to State Board Conservation 
Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 
Llnderbeolc Of floe Supply, Inc. 
Simmons Ho ring 4 storage 
Olin Butto's Ward Paint Store 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Purchase of H. A. land In Dade, Manatee 

and Volusia Counties (Deeds Eos. 048,013,025 

Chapter 21664) 
T. H. Shack leford, Jr. 
Simmons Moving 4 Storage 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

For deposit to Florida Development Commission 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Transfer to State School Fund 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 

Transfer to State Board Conservation 
Southeastern Telephone Co. 
Drake Ho tors. Inc. 
Ebersold Publishing Co., Inc. 
The Palm Beach Poet-Times 
The Key West Citizen 
Geo. °. Crawford, CCC Leon County 
Standard Oil Company 
Capitol Paper Company 
General Office Equipment Co. 
General Office Equipment Co. 
Shaw's Inc. 

Capital Office Equipment Co, 
Wyatt'a Business Machines 
State Office Supply Co. 

D. D. Cure ton, Jr. 

Loon Electric Supply Co., Inc. 

George H. Asbell 

Western Union Telegraph Co. 

Jon S. Beasley 

Mews-Journal Corp. 

The Florida Times Union 



1,050.00 
875-00 
625.00 

500.00 

597.92 

515.00 

250.00 

450.00 

245.00 

524-17 

460.00 

338.75 

338.75 

191.67 

139.99 

52.50 

150.00 

600.00 

100.00 

92.00 

15.00 

10.89 

33.00 

6.60 

42.00 

32.20 

20.70 

132.30 

93.es 

44-96 

11.88 

5-15 

9,450.00 



46,000.00 

8,200.00 
320.00 
173.00 

236.00 
310.33 



5,650.00 
2,500.00 

296.25 

292.14 

6,240.81 

16,940-75 

146.48 

8.30 

16.10 

17.50 

16.10 

1.75 

9.55 

9.16 

27.77 

64.50 

21.56 

174.20 

420.00 

1,236.67 

90.00 

110.00 

235.60 

19.44 
447.00 

40.25 
61.25 



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R. B. Underwood « 50.00 

Capital Office Equipment Co., Inc. 1.25 

Vyeth, King A Johnson, Architects 1,977.76 

T. M. Shack Is ford, Jr. 36.93 

Charles Henahaw * Charlton L. PI area 696.69 

Earl R. Adama, CCC Monroe County 276.00 

0. S. Geological Survey 125.00 

T. M. Sheolcleford, Jr. 25.80 

Linderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 962.00 

Raj E. Grean, Comp troll er 316.57 

Alrfllta 21.00 



Leon Electric Supply Co. H..00 

Prancls B. Clifton 59.12 

The Brsdenton Herald 17.63 

The Coral Tribune 20.70 

The Fain Beach Post -Tinea 20.00 

Carl Ooebee 5C.CC 

Oenaral Office Equipment Co. 9.59 

Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 20.00 

Capital office Equipment Co., Inc. 10.67 

W. T. Wellls 563.53 






SUBJECTS UNDER CHAPTER 18296 

Mr. Elliot presented Report So. 669 listing 233 bids for purchase 
of lands under Chapter 16296. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
the blda submitted m said Report No. 669. 



HERNANDO CCUHTY - James E. Hooks requests reconsiders t ion of hi s 
application to purchase under the provisions of Chapter 26317 of 
1953, the NEfc of SEt of NWj, s| of SE* of Nwj of Section 15, 
Township 21 South, Range 20 East, containing 30 seres. 

Attorney General Ervln recommends, based on report made by John 
Mori arty of hie office, that the Trustees consider this ease aa 
applicable under the said chapter, known aa the Hardship Act. 
Recommendation of the Secretary' a office is that the application 
be denied, the reasons for which are set forth In prior minutes. 

Mr. Elliot suggested that if the record owner aa of June 9, 1939 
submitted application to purchase, that would bring the case within 
the policy heretofore followed by the Trustees- 
Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree to 
convey the land deacrlbed under the Hardship Act provided eppli - 
cation to purchase la made by S. L. Mo Knight, the record owner 
on June 9, 1939, payment to be $150.00. 



Motion was made by Mr. Green, aeeonded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the following salaries be approved for payment: 

I. Hewitt, Clerk -Bookkeeper JJ4.72.06 

J. C. Conner, Clark-Stenographer 250.00 



upon motion duly adopted, the Trustees ad jo 




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Tallahassee, Florida 
April 30, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this date 
in the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol* 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray L Green, Comptroller 
J, Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. Ervin, Attornej General 
Nathan Mayo, Commissioner of Agriculture 



F, C. Elliot, Engineer and Secretary 

V, T. Wallis, Engineer 

Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY - Request was made for reconsideration 
of action taken April 9, approving preparation of two (2) 
deeds in connection with application of Scenic Isles, Inc. 

The action of April 9 directed issuance and delivery of dead 
covering the land applied for in Section 11, Township 32 South, 
Range 18 East, also preparation of deed to that part of the 
land North of the Southerly meander in Section 12, Township 
32 South, Range 18 East, to be held 30 days to allow Injunction 
proceedings by objectors. Die thirty day period will expire 
May 9 but deeds cannot yet ba prepared since the legal descript- 
ions furnished for compliance with the Attorney General's re- 
commendation fail to conform to the area and boundaries of the 
original application and published notice. One objector advlaei 
that he intends to bring injunction proceeding and la unable 
to do so until the legal description for the deed of land in 
Section 12 can be furnished. Land Agent recommends that the 
action of April 9 be rescinded as to the Scenic I ales. Inc. 
matter and that the Trustees re -approve the recommendation of 
the Attorney General and direct that the deeda be prepared 
when legal descriptions have been approved by the Trustees * 
Engineer. That the deed conveying land in Section 12 be held 
for thirty days after ita preparation to allow objector a to 
bring legal action. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the trustees 
rescind action taken April 9, 1957, on application from Scenic 
Isles, Inc., and follow the recommendation of the Land Agent 
to re-approve the recommendation of the Attorney General and 
direct issuance of deeds as outlined. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY - Claude Jones, City Attorney of Belle 01a da, 
Florida, advises that the City has negotiated with E. L. Pravatt, 
holder of Lease No. 1076, for said lease to be surrendered and 
cancelled. Application of the City is renewed for lease of 
the l\h acres for use, as long as required, as a rock pit from 
which to obtain rock for municipal street construction. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that conditioned upon 
the filing with the Trustees of an agreement between the present 
leasee and the City of Belle Glade as to cancellation of Lease 
No. 107^, lease will be executed in favor of the City covering 
hh acres for use of a rock pit. 



PALM BEACH CuONTY - Harry A. Johnston, County Attorney of 
Palm Beach County, spoke briefly, expressing the desire of his 
County that the "Bulkhead Bill" under consideration might authorise 
municipalities to establish bulkhead limits within cities and 
towns. 

After a recess for discussion of the amended "bulkhead bill", 
motlcn was made by Treasurer Larson, seconded by Comptroller 
Green and adopted, that the Trustees of the Internal Improvement 



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Fund approve the bill, designed to amend Section 253.12 and 
repeal Section 271.01, Florida Statute*. The Trustee* also 
approved a bill prepared by the Engineer and Secretary, con- 
cerning fresh water lakes, and reaffirmed former approval of 
s bill providing for topographic napping, whioh Is substantially 
the same as a bill introduced tw years ago. It was ac ordered. 



FltUXLAS 0OUWTY - Representatives of the City of Tarpon Springs, 
Florida met with the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund 
and stated that Mr. Elliot, Engineer for the Trustsee, on April 
25>, had directed that work on construction of a pier by the 
City be discontinued pending procuring permission fro* the 
Trustees therefor. The City now ask a that the Trustees grant 
permission to the City for dredging and filling an area ex- 
tending generally in extension of a street to which said fill 
is attached Tor the purpose of constructing a pier outward 
into the water Tor the use of the public A map waa exhibited 
showing the location of the proposed pier and of the property 
each side, and a plan showing that proposed to be done. The 
City officials stated that the pier would In no way Impair the 
riparian rights of upland owners or damage nearby upland pneperty; 
that the fill would not encroach upon the submerged bottoms re- 
cently acquired from the Trustees by the upland owner • South of 
and nearest the pier. <-_ 

Baaed on that shown by the map and the plan for the fill and 
construction of the pier, the statements made by the City 
officials, and the public character of the improvamenta pro- 
poeed, the Trustees were of the opinion that no damage would 
result to owners of nearby upland; that the proposed pier would 
be a public convenience and that the request of the City should 
be granted. 

Motion waa made, seconded snd adopted, that the Trustees with- 
draw their discontinuance order of April 25» and that the re- 
queat from the City of Tarpon Springe be and it la hereby granted. 




ATTEST I 



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Tallahassee, Florida 
Way 14, 1957 

The Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund met on this data 
In the Board Room, offices of the Governor, at the Capitol. 

Present: LeRoy Collins, Governor 

Ray E. Green, Comptroller 
J. Edwin Larson, Treasurer 
Richard W. Ervln, Attorney General 
Nathan Mayo, Commlaaioner of Agriculture 



F. C. Elliot, Engineer ant Secretary 
Van H. Ferguson, Land Agent 



The Secretary presented for approval minutes of the Trustees 
dated March 26, April 4,9,23 4 P. 1951, eoplee having been fumiahed 
eech member. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees approve 
the minutes as presented. 



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BROHARD COUNTY - On March 26, 1957, the Humble Oil and Re- 
fining Company made application to lease a certain atrip 
of land known as the Miami Canal High t-of -Way as the same 
runs through Section 7, Township L8 South, Range 36 East, 
Total surface area la estimated to b* JC acres, more or 
lea a. The Trustees agreed to advertise the lease for sealed 
competitive bids and notice was published In the Tallahassee 
Democrat and In the Port Lauderdale Mews, on April 5, 12, 
19, 26 and May 3, 1957, with bids to be opened on this date. 
Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed in the 
records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land to be leased was called out and sealed 
bid in amount of $100.00 was presented from Bumble oil and Re- 
fining Company as cash bonus bid for the lease. 

B. M. Shotkln submitted an unsealed bid of $100.00 cash for 
the lease. The Land Agent stated that pursuant to action of 
the Trustees some months ago, bids on advertised sales were 
ordered to be received at 1:45 P.M., on the date advertised, 
with the result of such bids to be reported to the Trustees 
at the regular meeting at 2:30 P.M. Mr. Shotkln was present 
at the bidding but failed to submit a sealed bid as required 
by the advertisement. 

After discussion of the bid, Mr. Shotkln was advised that 
Humble Oil and Refining Company has s lesse on all the land 
on both sides of the canal and it Mould not be feasible for 
any other party to operate in the area. In all fairness, the 
bid of Humble Oil and Refining Company should be accepted, and 
the Trustees therefore declined the bid of Mr. Shotkln. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the cash bonus bid of vlQO.QO from 
Humble Oil and Refining Company for said lease, plus royalty 
payments of one-eighth (1/8) in kind or in value, and the amount 
of fifty cents (50#) per acre annual rental, Increasing 5% of 
such original amount annually after the firat two years, and 
shsll be for a primary term of ten (10) years. 

The |100.00 cash bid submitted by Mr. Shotkln was returned to 
him during the meeting and accepted by him. 



Mr. Ferguson reported that the following sales had been advertised 
to be heard on this date, had been called out at the meeting earlier, 
and no objections had been filed to any of the sales. 

BREVARD CO UnTY. - on February 26, 1957, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of $200.00 an acre from Chaunoey 
Smith, the adjacent upland owner, for purchase of a parcel of 
submerged land in the Indian River in Section 10, Township 22 
South, Range 35 East, being a strip of land 100 feet in width 
as measured rlverward from the mean high water mark of that parcel 
of upland lying between the extension of the south line of Lot 65 
and the south line of Lot 7 of Bsyvlew, containing 2.0 acres , more 
or less. The land was advertised for objections only and notice 
of the sale was published in the Star-Advocate, Titus vllle, Florida, 
on April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 1957, with sale to be held on this 
date. Copy of notice and proof of publication are filed In the 
records of the Land Office. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were filed 
to the sale. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees accept 
the offer of $200.00 an acre and confirm aale of the land in favor 
of Chaunoey Smith, adjacent upland owner. 



DUVAL COUNTY. - on March 12, 1957, the Trustees considered offer 
of the appraised price of |25Q.0O per acre for 1.85 acres of 
actual submerged land and $100.00 per acre for 6.10 acres of 
land which had heretofore been filled, both parcels to be conveyed 
under one deed. The land was applied for by Frank Xurka, on behalf 



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of the Atlantic Coast Lino Railroad Company of Wilmington, 
R. C. , and designated as a. portion of unaurveyed Section 1U, 
Township 2 South, Range 26 East, described as commencing at 
the corner common to Section 39 (Z. Regans Grant), Section 
kD (Isaac Hendricks Grant), and Section 5& (Pranela J, Ross 
Grant), Township and Range aforesaid, and thence by Mates 
and bounds description to the point of beginning, containing 
7.95 acres, aore or laas. The land was advertised for objections 
only and notice of the sale was published In the Florida Tinea 
Onion on April 5, 12, 19, 26 and Kay 3, 1957, with sale to be 
held on this data. Copy of notice arid proof of publication are 
filed in the records of the Land Office. 

Description of the lend was called out and no objections were 
filed to the sale. Mr. Ferguson stated that the advert 1 aeaent 
carried a statement that aale, If eoneumoated , Is to confirm 
In the applicant title acquired to 6.1 acres underSectlon 271.01, 
Florida Statutes, prior to repeal, and to Include in such sale 
1,65 acres of submerged lands adjoining. 

Motion wis nade by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offers of $2J&.0Q par aore for the 
submerged land and $10 COG per acre for the land heretofore 
filled, and oonf Ira aale In favor of the Atlantic Coast Line 
Railroad Company. 



SARASOTA COCTOTY - On February 26, 1957, the Trustees considered 
offer of the appraised price of f 125. 00 per acre froa J. Douglas 
Arneat, on behalf of D. D. Piatt, at ai,, the adjacent upland 
owner a for purchase of two parcels of submerged land In Lewon 
Bay In Sections 25 and 26, Townahlp 1(0 South, Range 19 East, 
deacrlbed as: 

Parcel Re. 1, lying westerly of and adjacent to 
that portion of Block "Y", Plat of Englewood, 
between the north line of Lot 1, Block "0", of 
said Plat of Englewood produced west to Lemon 
Bar and the center of Lot 2, Block "0" of add 
Plat of Englewood, containing 1.9 acres, sure 
or laas i 

Parcel Re. 2, lying westerly of and adjacent to 
that portion of said Block T* between the north 
and south lines of Lot k, Block "0" of said Plat 
of Englewood produced west to Lemon Bay, containing 
0.8 of an acre, aore or leas. 

The land was advertiaed for objections only and notice of the 
sale was published in the Sarasota Herald on April 5, 12, 19, 
26 and May 3, 1957, with aale to be held on this date. 

Description of the land was called out and no objections were 
filed to the asle. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees accept the offer of $125*00 per acre and con- 
firm aale of the land described in Hr. Piatt and wife, the deed 
to carry the restriction approved by the Trustees for sales in 
Sarasota County. 



SARASOTA CC'OTTY - The Trustees had advertised for sale on April 
23, 1957, land applied for by Leo Wbtitsky on behalf of Stuart 
Anderson, Che adjacent upland owner, with offer of $125*00 per 
acre. Action waa deferred pending determination of the bulk- 
head line, 

Mr. Ferguson stated that the Trustees have now defined a limit 
for sales to be made in this area and the clauae "for protection* 
will be included in this deed as well as in the deed to Mr. Flatt, 
above reported. 



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Motion was made by Rr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and 
adopted, that the Trustees now confirm sale in favor of Stuart 
Anderson at the price offered - $125.00 per acre - with the 
deed tc carry the protection clause referred to by Mr. Ferguson. 



The State Road Department makes application for easements acrosi 
three parcels of land owned by the state as folic ws: 

Brevard County - He: Section 7001-25 - State 
Road Mo. 5 - Easement for drainage purposes 
extending from said road into the waters of 
Indian River in Township }0 South, Range 38 
East. The Land Agent recommends granting the 
eaaement with the clause restricting the grant 
"insofar as the interest of the Trustees may 
extend." 

Hendry County - Re: Section 0706 - State Road 
No. 29 - Easement for highway purposes across 
the submerged lands of Old Caloosahatohee River 

Bed north of LaBelle, Florida, in the SE£ of SE; 
of Section }2, Township \\2 South, Range 29 East. 

Palm Beach County - Re: Seetlon 9352-150. State 
Road ?01|. - Easement for highway purposes across 
L aks Worth in West Palm Beach for the Royal Park 
Bridge and approaches in Sections 22 and 27, Town- 
ship J4.3 South, Range 4.3 East. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, Mconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees grant easements requested by the State Road 
Department, with restriction clause in Brevard County easement. 




DADE CoUMY - Mr. Ferguson reported that by deed dated September 
2k, 1890, the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund conveyed 
to the Florida East Coast Railroad Company a certain parcel of 
land described as all of Fractional Section 18, Township 59 South, 
Range I4.O Eaat, containing 71.88 acres, Question has arisen con- 
cerning title to said lands as conveyed to the railroad company. 
Mr. John A. Gautier requests that the Trustees furnish a letter 
stating that insofar as the interest of the said Trustees nay 
appear, no claim of any right, title or interest is made to said 
land. The Engineer and the Land Agent recommend that the area 
described be disclaimed by letter or formal instrument. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize execution of the proper instrument 
for disclaiming interest in the land described. 



DADE COUNTY - George Schultt makes application for a five year 
campsite lease on Long Arslnecker Key in Section 13, Ibwnahi p 
58 South, Range (|0 Eaat, for which he offers ¥50.00 per annum 
rental. The Land Agent recommends the lease to be granted on 
a parcel with 200 feet frontage. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees author lie 
five year lease In favor of Mr. Schultz upon payment of rental of 
$50.00 per annum as recommended by the Land Agent. 



GILCHRIaT COUNTY - Nick Sagoniaa offers the appraised price of 
$15.00 an acre for the SW5 of NW4- of Section 22, Township 7 
South, Range 15 East, containing I4L.II acres, more or less. 

Motion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr, Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees agree to advertise the land for competitive 
bids, starting with the offer of §15.00 per acre. 



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GLADES COUNTY - Mrs. J. S. Parsons makes application for an 
extension of her Brazing Lease Ho. 723 which expires June 1, 
1957. The leaaa covers thirty (JO) acre a In the 5E± of Section 
25 «nd HEt of Section 36, Township kZ South, Range 31 East. 
It la recommended that a one -year extension be granted, upon 
payment of rental at the rate of $30.00 par annum. 

Motion was made by Mr. Groan, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize one-year extension of Less* lo. 
723 at a yearly rental of §30.00. 



MCNHCE COtraT? - The California Company requests temporary pared t 
to Conduct a s*lsmogr*phlc survey In an offshore area of the 
State owned submerged lsnda Easterly of Key Largo, subject to 
approval of methods, locations and operations by the State Geologist. 
The submerged bottoms extend westerly from Che Gulf Stream into 
the North portion of Hawk Channel in the Turtle Reef area, formerly 
under Oil and Gas Lease No. 361*. Applicant estimates that the 
study should be completed before August 15, 1957. 

Motion was made by «r. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorise The California Company to conduct 
the seismographic survey in the area described, the completion 
date to be about August 15, 1957- 



MONROE CcONTY - Bradley M. Waldron reports assignment of hla 
Contract No. 21127 covering 2.6 acrea, more or loss, of land 
In the N¥* of Section 29, Township £>U South, Rang* 36 East, 
to George VI. R. Andrade, 3576 Ms the son Avenue, Miami, Florida. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr, Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve assignment of Contract No. 21127 to 
Mr. Andrade as requested by Mr. Waldron. 



The following applications were presented for purchase of sub- 
merged bottoms sd Joining upland property of each applicant: 

1. Monroe County - A. J. Ryan, Jr., on behalf of Charles R. 
and Viol* W. Howe, offers the appraised price of 1200.00 
per acre for 2.5 acres In Bogle's Channel, Section 25, 
Township 66 South, Range 29 East. 

2. Monroe County - Ralph E. Cunningham, Jr., on behalf of 
Alfred Schenker, offers the appraised pries of $200,00 
per acre for 2.6 acres in the Straits of Florida in the 
SWt of Section Ik, Township 66 South, Range 32 East. 

3. Monroe County - Bernard Wilson, on behalf of "ElComedor 
on the Keys" and Billy Connors and Mary Yule Conner s, his 
wife, offers the appraised price of $300.00 an acre for 
approximately 1.81+ acres adjacent to their upland property 
on the Island of tipper Matecumbe and known as part of 
Government Lot 1, Section 5, Township 64 South, Rang* 37 
East, but batter known and described as a part of Lot 6, 
according to a survey of said Government Lot 1, Section 

5, said township and range, made by George E. McDonald. 

t|.. Monro* County - Keblett, Youmsns, Albury ft Sauer, on 
behalf of Central Bank 4 Trust Company of Miami, as 
trustees under Trust No. 57-124, offers the appraised 
price of 1300.00 per acre for 2.8 acres In Section 33, 
Township 63 South, Range 37 East. 

5. Monroe County - G. A. Crawahaw, on behalf of Edwin A. 
Goebel, Jr., offers the appraised price of $300.00 p«r 
acre for 1.5 acres on Wlndley Key in Section 22, Town- 
ship 63 South, Range 37 East. 



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6. Monroe County - G, A. Crawshaw, on behalf of Prank V. 

Brlch and Re a Craft Brich, hi a wife, offer ■ the appralaad 
price of $30C,0C per acre for 0.92 of an acre adjacent to 
their upland property on Upper Hatecumbe Key, Section 26, 
To unship 63 South, Range 37 Eaat. 

7* Monro* County - G. A. Crawshaw, on behalf of 8. Dunatan 
Smith, Jr., and Betty Guthrie 3*1 th, hla Mire, offer the 
appralaed price of $300.00 per acre for 0*5 of «n acre 
adjacent to their upland property on Lower Hatecumbe Kay, 
Section 15* Township 64 South, Range 36 Eaat. 

8. Monro* County - G. A. Crawahaw, on behalf of Basel R. 
HcKensle, offers the appralaad price of 1300.00 par 
acre for 1 acre of land adjacent to her upland property 

at Key Largo, Section 34, Township 62 South, Range 38 Eaat. 

9. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawahaw, on behalf of Walter W. 
Florida and Jane B. Florida, hla wife, offer a the appralaad 
price of $300,00 par aore for 0.6 of an acre adjacent to 
their upland property on Dpper Hatecumbe Key, Section 27, 
Townahlp 63 South, Range 37 Eaat. 

10. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawahaw, on behalf of Cecil 0. 
Green and Margaret E. Green, hla wife, offers the appralaad 
price of $300,00 per acre for 0.6 of an acre adjacent 

to their upland property in Section 27, Townahlp 63 South, 
Range 37 East. 

11. Monroe County - 0. A. Crawahaw, on behalf of William J. 
Sehildgen. Ole Tvelt and Emll Twalt, offers the appralaad 
price of 1300.00 par acre for 0.92 of an acre adjacent 

to their upland property at Hatecumbe Ocean-Bay Subdivision, 
Section 1 in Section 15, Townahlp 6^ South, Range 36 Eaat. 

12. Monroe County - G. A. Craw shew, on behalf of Elbert 5. 
Brink and Dorothy H. Brink, his wife, offers the appraised 
pries of 5300.00 per acre for 0.9 of an acre adjaoant to 
their upland property on Opper Hatecumbe Key, Section 5, 
Townahlp 6U South, Range 37 East. 

13. Monroe County - G. a. Crawahaw, on behalf of Albert 
Glasscock and Edith Glasscock, hla wife, offers the appraised 
pries of $300.00 per acre, or $100.00 minimum, for 0.23 

of an acre adjacent to their upland property on Opper 
Hatecumbr Key in Section 33, Township 63 South, Range 37 
East. 

111. Flnellaa County - C. I. Carey, on behalf of Don and Adele 
Ifeabltt, nuke a application to purchase approximately 20 
acres adjacent to their upland property in Section L, 
Township 31 South, Range 15 East. Approval of the sale 
haa been filed by Flnellaa County Water and Navigation 
Control Authority. The Land Agent recommends approval 
subject to sppllcsnt offering the appraised price for 
the land. 

15 . St. Lucie County - Char lea B. He Adam, on behalf of 0. Lloyd 
Johnson and W. A. Palmar, offers the appralaed price of 
$300.00 per aore for 3.2U acres adjacent to upland property 
of Mr. Palmer, }.Sk acres adjacent to upland property of 
Mr. Johnson, both parcels being in Sactlon 33, Township 
34 South, Range 1|0 Eaat. The application is recommended 
with s cut-bsok in acreage of Km 3. 24 aerea to 2.0b and 

of the 3-54 acres to 2.19. 

16. Monroe County - F. I . Sadowaki, on behalf of himaelT and 
clients, A. Haitian! Adams and the Estate of Rorberg Thompson, 
offers the appraised price of $100.00 par acre for purchase 

of three parcels of land comprising Z.Sk acres, 0.1; of an 
sere, and 1.03 acrea adjacent to upland property of applicants 
in Section 6, Township 66 South, Range 33 East, Key Yaoa . 

Notion was made by Mr. Green, seconded by Mr. Larson and adopted, 
that the Trustees agree to advertise for objections only the sub- 
merged areas described In the sixteen applications, baaed en offer 
of the appralaed price for each parcel. 



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KONHCE Ce'JNTY. - Robert Hall 1 well applies tc purchase two 
small spoil Islands between Shall Key and Upper Hatecumbe Kay 
In the SU-»- of Section 3<> , Township 63 South, Bang* 37 East, 
containing 1 acre. More or leas. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees agree 
to advertise the Islands, together with the adjacent su bewared 
areas, totaling approximately 6 acres, for competitive bidding, 
and objections conditioned upon applicant agreeing to bid the 
appraised price of $100. OC per acre for the land. 



MANATEE COUNTY - Application by Sydney R. Newman and Assoclstei, 
represented by Mr. Doyle E. Carlton, was advertised Tor objections 
and saie April 23, and action deferred. Objections have bean 
filed by Manatee Fruit Company, owner of strips of land ax- 
tending to the shore line, and stipulation was entered into 
between applicant and objector aa a withdrawal of the objection 
conditioned upon the Manatee Prult Company being allowed at some 
future time to purchase the strips to be excepted or reaerw d in 
the current a ale. Manatee Prult Company proposes to furnish des- 
cription of submerged strips tc be excepted from sale to Sydney 
R. Newman and Aascclatea. 

Mr. Elliot explained the situation aa follows J That involved 
in this application is a strip of submerged land bayward of 
applicants 1 riparian upland, approximately 600 feet wide by 
nearly four miles long, bordering the easterly shore of Sarasota 
Bay in Manatee County, Applicants propose to fill the submerged 
land to an elevation of approximately 6 feet above tide and to 
develop the same. Several drainage ditches serving landa to the 
eastward In the interior, owned by Manatee Prult Company, empty 
into the bay at their outfall end. The Company entered protest 
against conveyance to appllcanta of the submerged bottom* unless 
suitable provision be made against interference with the drainage 
outlets to the bay. The cbjeetlone ere well taken. 

Mr. Elliot's recommendations era as follows: That ^the Trustees 
withheld from conveyance areas bayward from each of the drainage 
ditches; that right of way In the usual form, such aa to the 
United States, the State Road Department, counties, municipalities, 
and others, be granted, extending into the bay beyond the bayward 
limits of the proposed land fill, without cost to Manatee Prult 
Company: that such right of way cover such width aa may be needed 
for spoil diepoaal and future enlargement of ditches and subject 
to the usual condition that Trustee a reserve the right to grant 
such other rights aa shall not affect the purpose for which this 
right of way is granted; that the grant be perpetual. 

Motion was made by Mr, Larson, seconded by Mr. Sreen and adapted, 
that the Trustees approve the a ale in favor of Sydney R. Newman 
and Associates) advertised for April 23, 1957, at the appraised 
price of ¥100.00 per acre, subject to the above recommendations 
by Mr. Elliot as to disposition of the areas bayward from each 
drainage ditch. 



FALH BEACH CcUSTY - The Florida Development Commission applies 
to lease for airport purposes land described as: 

SWs of SWi less South 100 feet thereof; Wf of SEt 
of SW;, less South ICO feet thereof; SE« of SVf 
of SWt; ui of HW? of SWi, and SEt. of W* of SWt. 
all in Section 29, Township u3 South, Range 37 Esat, 
containing 93. 9U acres, more or leas. 

The proposed lease allows subleasing by leasees without consent 
of the Trustees, but provides for filing copy of sublease within 
thirty 130) days after sub-letting. The term of the lease is for 
a period not to exceed ten (10) years, from December 15, 1957, 
to be used for airport purpose a. If authorised the lease will 
operate as an extension of former leas* which did not except 



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the South ICO feet now under perpetual easement from the Tiu ateee 
to Palm Beach County. The Land Agent recommends that the lease 
be granted with the sub-lease provision changed to require approval 
by the Truateea of the Internal Improvement Fund before aub-lettlng 
In whole oi* In part. 

Motion was made by Mr, Green, seconded by Mr, Larson and adopted, 
that the Truateea authorize Issuance of the lease to the Development 
Commission with change In the sub-lease provision as recommended by 
the Land Agent. 



FOLK COUNTY - Davison Chemical Company, holder of Fhoaphate Lease 
Mo. 937, advises that it has completed lta operations and requests 
that, the said lease be terminated. All sums due under the lease 
have been paid to and Including the lease anniversary date of 
November 10, 1957. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the lease termination 
agreement be executed and surety bond furnished be cancelled. 



HILLSBCROUOH AND PINKU.AS COUNTIES - Gulf Oil Corporation reports 
that Lease No. 22J+-B was assigned to Coastal Petroleum Company on 
March 1U, 1957. The Land Agent recommends that said assignment 
be approved for compliance with Section 13 of said lease, but 
that assignee shall record the same in each county affected, and 
furnish the recordation date to the Land Agent. The assignment 
Covers 12,660.52 acres of Drill Block #5 lying In the two counties. 

Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Green and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve the assignment as recommended by the 
Land Agent. 



DADE CCUHT* - 0. S. Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics 
Administration, has made request for permit to construct a plat- 
form In lower Biaeayne Bay, located about 2500 feet off the 
southwest shore of Key Blscayne, northwest of Cape Florida, 
the site of said platform to be 5U by 60 feet. It la proposed 
that the platform will support high frequency omnirange facilities 
in Blscayne Bay to aid and control air navigation in the Miami 
area. Mr. Elliot recommends that perpetual easement be granted 
to the Civil Aeronautics Administration for so long as the ares 
may be used for the purpose stated. 

Motion was made by Mr. M ayo, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the Trustees grant request of the Civil Aeronautics Adminis- 
tration and authorise perpetual easement over the area designated 
so long as used for purpose requested. 



DADE COUNTY - William V. Muir, attorney of Hi ami, Plorida, on 
behalf of Mary E. Glschel, A. B. Thomas, Robert B. Hovey and 
wife, and Martha Boyd Siekman, makes application for permit to 
fill submerged land in Biscayns Bay extending bayward from 
upland property of each. Applicants sre not applying to pur- 
chase fll] material from the Trustees but will obtain It from 
other sources. Applicants offer $100,00 per acre for the permit 
to fill with the understanding that when filled the Trustees 
will disclaim Interest In the land. 

Motion was made by Hr, Mayo, aeconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the Trustees refer the applications to the Attorney General 
fnr his recommendation as to 

1. attether the Trustees should make a charge for the 
permit, baaed on the appraised value of the land 
under the present policy applicable to Dade and 
Palm Beach Counties, since the fill material will 
be purchased from private parties and hauled in to 
make the fill rather than being dredged from submerged 
lands of the state, or 



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2. Whether the offer of w 100. 00 par acre be accepted 

with the understanding that the Trustees will execute 
and deliver a disclainer or quit claim of any Interest 
the Trustees nay have in the property after the fin 
Is coap le ted. 



LEE CCUNTY - W. H. Carmine, Jr., County Attorney, presented 
a resolution adopted by the Board of County Commiss loners of 
Lee County April 17, 1957, requesting that the Trustees do 
not dispose of any state owned lands cr bay bo t terns In Estero 
Bay between Estero Island on the north and Big Hickory Faas 
on the south. In Township i+7 South, Ranges 21* an J 25 East, until 
Lee County has opportunity to determine the necessary right of 
way for a road and bridge proposed to be constructed by the 
county. 

Metier, was made by Mr. Errin, seconded by Mr. Hayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees grant the request of Lee County, subject 
to the matter being discussed with the State Road Department. 



The following applications have been received for purchase of 

submerged lands: 



Monroe ^unty 
sore for 
funta Brl_ 
by kOO feet. 



unty - Edward E. Barry offers $200. GO per 
a parcel of land adjacent to Lot 1, Block U, 
sa Subdivision, the parcel being 75 feet 



2. Monroe County - Joseph R. Slrugo applies to purchase 
19 acres of submerged land at Stock Island, which he 
claims as the adjoining upland owner. 

3. Monroe County - G. A, Crawshaw applies to purchase 
2.0 acres of submerged land adjoining a parcel under 
Leaae No. 773 to A. R. Hollenbeck, being 1.6 acres 
in the SEt of Stfj oT Section 22, Township 63 South, 
Range 37 East. The lease Is subject to approval 

by the Park Board as to any buildings to be erected. 

I4.. Sarasota County - P. T. Paderewskl, on behalf of 
R. E. Best, applies to purchase submerged land 
adjacent to land in Section 18, Township 37 South, 
Range 18 East, owned by applicant. He agrees to 
pay $200.00 per sere for the land. 

5- Sarasota County - Evans, Glenn & Kreag, on behalf 
of 0. V. Casper sen, applies to purchase two (2) 
parcels of land it the south end of Casey Key. 
Applicant has no plana for Immediate development of 
the property but desires deed so as to make plana 
for the future. 

It was recommended that these applications be denied for the 
time for the reason that they appear to Infringe en rights of 
other upland owners, or that the sale of the land would not be 
in the best interest of the public. 

Motion was made by Kr. Hayo, seconded by Kr. Ervin and adopted, 
that the five applications be denied. 



PINELLAS COUNTY - The Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas 
County adopted a resolution April IS-, 1957, requesting that the 
Trustees Convey to the county 2,6It.8.o5 acres of submerged land 
in Sections 33, 3U end 35, Township 29 South, Range 16 East, 
adjacent to Pinellas Interna ticnal Airport, It was stated that 
Mr. Ed Wright, who formerly protested the sale of this tract to 
the county, advised by telephone that he is In accord with the 
plans of the ccunty and has withdrawn his protest. 



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Mr. L. 0. Heater, County Engineer, and Rr. Dick Hobbs, Assls tent 
County Attorney, wore preaent and explained that conferences 
have been held with objectors to thla conveyance and a compromise 
haa bean reached. The revised application la being submitted 
sailed for 1.U37.65 acres In Sections 22, 21 end 31+, Township 
29 South, Range 16 East. The applicants assured the Trustees 
that with the objection by Hr. Wright being withdrawn, all 
property owners In that vicinity are in agreement. Public 
hearings have been held before the County Commlaalonere, and 
the application haa bean approved by the Pinellas County Water 
and navigation Control Authority. The county will ba willing 
to accept conveyance with restriction that the submerged lands 
will ba for public airport purposea- 

Motion waa made by Attorney General Ervln, seconded and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize conveyance to Pinellaa County, by 
fee simple deed, of the area outlined by Hr. Elliot on the plat 
aubral t ted, being located In Sections 21 and 34. Township 29 South, 
Range 16 East, the deed to include the restriction that the area 
be uaed for public purposes of the airport. 



FINELliAS CcUNTY - Louis Wallace, on behalf of Lesak, Qoldensen 
and Bernstein, owners of Redlngton Shores, stated that the 
question of Whether or not advertisement would be neceaeary had 
been brought up and discussed with Mr. Elliot. 

Mr. Elliot suggested that the area to be conveyed to the County 
be advertised for objections only but, in order for the Road 
Department to proceed with dredging for the road, that a permit 
be issued to the county for going ahead with the filling operation 
while the advertisement la being published. 

Motion waa made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees take 
the position that the land be advertised for objections only , 
and that a permit be issued to the County of Pinellas for pro- 
ceeding with the filling operations. It was also understood 
that a time limit of six months be fixed within which title 
transfers shall be completed from the Trustees to the county 
and subsequent exchange between the county and the upland owners 
of Rsdlngton Shores. 



MONROE CO DIRT - 0. A. Crswshaw, on behalf of Mrs. Clara Mae 
Downey, appliea to purchase 61*00 cubic yards of fill material 
to be taken from the bottoms of the Straits of Florida, directly 
in front of applicant's upland property on Upper Hetecumbe Key, 
aald material to be uaed to Improve the lowlands of applicant 
and a small area owned by the Methodist Church as a cemetery 
alts. 

Motion waa made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorize sale of the material required by 
Mrs. Downey at the established price per cubic yard. 



PALM BEACH COUNTY -Mr. Elliot presented an application from 
Brockwey, Weber and Brock way of West Palsi Beach on behalf ©T 
Max T. Schmidt, Gustave Priatup and Max 0. Hammer, for purchase 
of fill material to be dredged from Lake Worth adjacent to 
upland property ef applicants and landward of the bulkhead line. 
This application was submitted sometime ago but held up pending 
establishment of the bulkhead line, and should be considered 
under the policy in effect at that tine. 

Motion wai made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Hr. Ervln and adopted, 
that the Trustees approve the application and authorise taking 
of the fill material at the established price per cubic yard. 



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PALM BEACH CCtJHTY - County Attorney Harry A. Johnston submits 
resolution adopted by the Board of County Commissioners April 
15 » 1957 requesting that the Trustees convey to the county for . 
rock pit purposes i without cost, a parcel of sovereignty Isnd 
in Section 1, Township kh South, Range 36 East. This parcel 
adjoins a tract now under Lease So. 700 to Palm Beach County 
and being used as a rook pit. It is recoissended that the 
parcel now applied for be added to Lease Ho. 70O with title 
to remain in the state. 

Motion was made by Mr. Mayo, seconded by Mr. Ervin and adopted, 
that the Trusteea approve the r e contend a tl on of the Engineer 
and Secretary and include or add to Lease Ho. 700 the area 
described, to be used by Palm Beach County as s rock pit. 






Attorney General Ervin submitted a letter from ft. L. May of 
Inverness, Florida, giving notice to the Trustees of the 
Internal Improvement Fund that he will suite application to 
the Director, D. S. Bureau of Land Management, for survey of 
Islands and omitted public lands in Citrus County located In 
the S& of HE; and vh of SEi of Section k, Township 19 South, 
Range 2TJ East, which were omitted from the original survey cf 
said section. 

Motion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trusteea 
interpose no objection to the proposed survey referred to by 
Mr. May. 






DESOTO - HIGHLAHuS - CHARLOTTE CCOTTIES - Florida Game and 
Fresh water Fish Commission recommends purchase by the Trustees 
of approximately £1,000 acres of ranch land in said counties, 
known as the Montgomery Ranch, listed at 94O.1-O per acre. The 
ru—iilsnli 11 advises that there Is an income from the property 
at this time of $25,000 annually fro" oil leases and a prospective 
yield of approximately $20,000 from grazing rights. 

Motion was made by Mr. Kayo, seconded by Rr. Larson and adapted, 
that this request be postponed until after the Legislature. 



Motion was made by Mr. Larson, seconded by Mr. Mayo and adopted, 
that the Trustees authorise purchase cf twelve (12) deed binders 
at an approximate cost of $k%.Qb to be used In the Land Office 
for permanently binding copies of deeds issued by the Trustees. 



Mr. Elliot reported the following legislation Introduced affect inr 
the Trustees: 

Senate Resolution 341 - Suwannee fliver - Requests the 
Internal Improvement Fund to make a survey on removing 
shoals in the Suwannee River; referred to Committee on 
Drainage and Water Conservation. 

House Bill Ho. 1J11 - Directs Attorney General to resist 
claims of united States relating to state boundaries; 
referred tc Committee on Public Lsnds snd Parks and 
Appropriations. 

Bouse Bill Ho. 1>06 - Having reference to Fresh eater 
Lakes and authorising the Trustees to exercise certain 
authority over said lakes; referred to Committee on 
Public Lends snd Parks. (This bill 'was p reposed by Trustees.) 

The Trustees requested Mr. Elliot to keep in touch with the progress 
of these bills snd where he feels It necessary, that he appear be- 
fore t*e Committees and express the approval or dlsapprcvsl of the 
Trustees. 



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Mr. Ell let advised that he had been attending hearings en 
several neasurea affecting the Trustees and will keep In 
touch with developments. 



PIHiLLAS CTUIITY - Paradise Island Fill - Leonard Cooperraan, 
on behalf of Joseph V. XI Inge 1, owner of Paradise Island, 
requested that he be allowed to Inform the Trustees of certain 
facts in reference tc the area known as Faradlse Island and 
the alleged overfill, which his clients have admitted la be- 
tween 71 tc 7- acres. He pointed out that Mr. KLlngel actually 
has only !i7 acres cf the overfill, the remainder having been 
st Id intc private ownership, and on the basis of his original 
offer of vlQU.CC per acre he is actually paying at the rate of 
♦165.04, per acre. Hr. Cooperman further atated that at the 
meeting April 9th action was taken by the Trustees to have a new 
appraisal and his client was requested to pay one -half the cost 
of such appraisal. A letter was written to Mr. Elliot that Hr. 
Xllngel had agreed to pay one-half of said ccat, but on account 
of the over-burden of work in the Engineer's office the appraisal 
haa not been made. His client has agreed to the eut-back of the 
northeast "finger" aa recommended by Hr. Elliot, and now the 
only points remaining are as to the price of the land and dispo- 
sition of the park area suggested by the Attorney General, which 
the other member a of the board had indicated they do not think 
Is necessary. 

Attorney General Ervln expressed his views as to reservation 
of a park area for the public to the effect that payment of the 
apj-raised price of the land filled and the cut-back of one of 
the fingers would not be adequate compensation. The mere settle- 
ment In terms of money would net be sufficient to make others 
appreciate the gravity of the position of a person filling state 
land without authority from the Trustees or without objections 
having been heard, and the dedication of an area for a public 
park or school was suggested. 

Governor Collins expressed the idea that it might be better to 
require payment in dollars and cents to be used for the public, 
rather than the park area which does not seem to fit Into the 
plan for the development. 

Commissioner Kayo suggested that the True tees should get the 
reaction of the County Commissioners as to whether or not a 
park In that area is desired. 

Controller Green stated that he had something In mind that 
would benefit the schools and that he would not be agreeable 
to selling the state's ownership as submerged land at any such 
price aa 5.350.00 per acre when it Is probably worth more than 
97500*00 per acre. 

Mr. Cooperman explained that his clients had authority in 1950 
to fill this area without permission from the state. Re called 
attention to laws enacted since that time affecting submerged 
lands and litigation instituted affecting the Butler Act, one 
of the cases being Duval Engineering and Contracting Company, 
and he does not feel that his client should be penalized for an 
honest mistake. 

Further discussion reflected the views of the Trustees as being 
that the filling of the state property was an honest mistake, 
that payment for the land should not be on the basis of submerged 
land, and also that payment should be based on the entire area 
owned by the state. It waa considered necessary that applicants 
secure Some type of permit from the Pine Ilea County Water and 
Navigation Control Authority. A suggested price to be placed 
on the land was at the rate of ?1,G0G.C& per acre. 

Notion was made, seconded and adopted, that the Trustees refer 
the matter tc a sub-cormittee composed of Comptroller Ray E. 
Green and Attorney General Richard Ervln to confer with Hr. 
Cooperman fcr making recommendation to the Trustees at the next 
meeting aa to the value to be placed on the land and the acreage 
to be included. 



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Mr. Dick Hobba, Assistant Pine Ilea County Attorney, stated 
that he waa not present officially on the Faradiee Island 
matter, but he does know that the county la Interested In 
the acquisition or the right of way for the Bay Way project. 
Re requests, on behalf of the county, that before definite action 
la taken on aale of the submerged areas In Mr. Cooperman's appli- 
cation, the County Ccmnisa loners be given an opportunity to make 
a recommend a tier, as to its needs for the Bay Way right of way. 

Mr. Hobba was advised that the committee would take the county's 
request under consideration. 



Financial statements for the month of April, 1957, era as follows: 

under chapter eio 



Balance as of Karch 1, 
Receipts for the Month: 
Land Sales 
Quitclaim Deeds 
Revenue Bonds 
Advertising 
Trustees' Minutes 
Shell k Sand Leases 
Oil Leases 
Grazing Leases 
Mineral Leases 
Rental Property 
Ml acel 1 aneous 



1957 



i266, 916.61 



$123,912.36 
297.00 

6,125.00 
463.07 

7.00 

13,790.17 

io.ee 

1,162.00 

3,022.67 

1,396.11 

752.30 



Total Receipts for Month of April, 1957 

GRAND TOTAL 

Lass: Disbursements for Month of April, 1957 

Balance aa of April 30, 1957 



152.937.66 
1439,854-29 



DlSBURSEHiKTS ?CR THh. MONTH CP APRIL, 1957 



DATE 
4-1-57 

4-4-57 



4-5-57 

32U369 
324370 
324371 
324372 
324585 

4-9-57 328923 

4-10-57 329686 

329887 



WARRANT 

HC PAYEE AWQCWT 

312932 a. S. Postmaster, Tallahassee ? 100.00 

312933 K. C. Landruia 92.00 

321344 U. S. Postmaster. Tallahassee 15.00 

321345 Blue Print k Supply Co. 10.89 

321346 Dell Hart Typewriter Co. 33-00 

321347 I. B. M. Corp. 6.60 

321348 Mar chant Calculators 42.00 

321349 The Coral Tribune 32.20 

321350 Stuart Dally News 2C.70 

321351 The Miami Herald 132.30 

321352 Hews Fress Publishing Co. 14.95 

321353 Capitel Paper Co. 93.85 

321354 General Office Equipment Co. 44.96 

321355 Van Brunt k Yon, Inc. 11.88 

321356 Capital Office Equipment Co. 5.15 

321357 Lenton A. Turner 4 wife 9,450.00 
Capital Office Equipment Co. 32C.00 
Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 173.00 
Simmons Moving 4 Storage Co. 236.00 
Clin Butte's Ward Paint Store 310.33 
J. Edwin Larson, State Treasurer 5,650.00 
J, Edwin Larson - Tr. to State 

Board Conservation 8,200.00 
J. Edwin Larson - Por deposit to 

Florida Development Coon. 292.14 
J. Edwin Larson - Tr. to State 

School Fund 6,240.81 
J. Edwin Larscn - Tr. to State 

Ecsrd of Conservation 16,94^-75 

K. Shack 1 eft ri, Jr. 2,500.00 



329% 5 T. 



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DISBORSEMiJJTS' FOR THIS MOUTH OF APRIL, 1957 








( Continued) 






WARRANT 






DATE 


NO. 


FAXEE 


AMOUNT 


U-iO-57 


329906 


Simmons Moving ft Storage Co. $ 


296.25 
146.1*8 


U-ll-57 


333208 


Southeastern Telephone Co. 




333209 


Drake Motors, Inc. 


8.30 




333210 


Ebereole Publishing Co., Inc. 


16.10 




333211 


The Iain Beach Post Tines 


1T.50 




333212 


The Key West Citizen 


16.10 




333213 


Geo. G. Crawford, CCC L«on Co. 


1.75 




333211* 


Standard 011 Co. 


9.55 




333215 


Capital Paper Company 


9.16 




333216 


General office Equipment Co. 


27.77 




333217 


General Cfflee Equipment Co. 


64-50 




333218 


Shaw's, Inc. 


21.56 




333219 


Capital Office Equipment Co. 


174-20 




333220 


Wyatt' a Business Machines 


1*20.00 




333221 


State Off lee Supply Co. 


1,236.67 




333668 


D. D. Cureton, Jr. 


90.00 




333689 


Leon Electric Supply Co., Ins. 


110.00 


• 


333690 


George H. Asbsll 


235.60 




333691 


Was tern Obion Telegraph Co. 


19.10* 




333692 


John S. Be at ley 


1*1*7.00 




333693 


News Journal Corp. 


gj 




3-336914 


The Florida Tinas Onion 




333695 


R. B. Underwood 


50.00 




333696 


Capital Of fie* Equipment Co. 


1.25 


4-12-57 


334931 


Wyeth, King ft Johnson, Architects 


1,977.76 


4-15-57 


336296 


T. M. Shaekleford, Jr. 


36.93 


4-16-57 


338761 


Charles Benahaw ft Charlton L. 





Pierce 

4-22-57 31*3823 Ray E. Green, Comptroller 

343824 Earl R. Adams, CCC 

l*-23-57 31*1*902 T. M. Shackleford, Jr. 

31*1*903 Llnderbeck Office Supply, Ino. 

l*-21*-57 31*6318 W. T. Wallis 

31*6319 Alrfllts 

31*6320 Leon Electric Supply Co. 

31*6321 Prancea H. Clef ton 

31*6322 The Bradenton Herald 

31*6323 The Coral Tribune 

31*6321* The Palm Beach Post Times 

31*6325 Carl Gosbee 

31*6326 General Office Equipment Co. 

31*6327 Llnderbeck Office Supply, Inc. 

31*6326 Capital office Equipment Co. 

4-30-57 3138 70 E. 0. Roland 

313871 State Retirement 

313872 Federal Tax 

313873 P. C. Elliot 

313874 W. 1. Wallis 

313875 H* 0* Morton 

313876 V. H. Ferguson 

313877 *. R. Williams 

313878 A. C. Bridges 

313879 C. L, Voce lie 

313880 N. C. Landrum 

313881 P. J. Wysor, Jr. 

313882 M. 0. Bareo 

313883 J. L. Dedge 
313881* M. C. Piehard 

313885 B. 0. Shelfer 

313886 Yvonne Scalers 

313887 J. A. Knight 

313888 C. H. Greene 

313889 Willie Wells, Jr. 

313890 Blue Cross of Florida, Inc. 

313891 Wilson Life Ins. Co. 

313892 Teacher Retirement Fund 

313893 State Officers ft Employees Ret. 

Fund 

313891* Federal Tax 

TCTAn DlaBURSEH&RTS PCR APRIL, 1957 



696.69 

318.57 

276.00 

25.80 

962.00 

563.53 

21'. 00 

l^.OO 

59.12 

17.63 

20,70 

20.00 

50.00 

9-59 

20.00 

10.67 
1*72.1*0 

36.00 
91.60 

634.95 
679.85 

1*85.90 
344-00 
1*72.79 
392.08 
161.20 
31*8.95 
208.55 
1*01*. 27 
351*. 75 
289.70 
268.96 
175.97 
126.96 

1*9.35 
133.15 

52.75 

22.38 
8.23 

1*09.51 
1.079.50 

t 67.1*92.93 



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U. S. C. S. OCCl-^ATIVt ACOCIT.T 



Balance as of April 1. 19>7 
Rocelpta 
Disbursements 

Balance as of April JG, 1957 



8 3,327.55 
-0- 
12S.CC 

- 3.2C2.5S 



UNDER CHaPTES 1R296 

Receipts to General Revenue: 
April 1, 1957 
April 15, 1957 

Total Receipts to General Revenue 

Dl a bur a amenta for the Month from General Revenue: 



WARRANT 

?:r. 



DATE 



4-30-57 313134 
313135 
313136 

313137 

313138 
313139 



PAYEE 

E. Hewitt 

J. C. Conner 

Provident Life ic Accident Ins. 

Company 
Blue Cross of Florida, inc. 
State Retirement 
Federal Tax 



5 12,239.25 
6.147. 9C 

3 IS-W-K 



AHQPNT 

liCl.U 
181.75 



7.75 

7.85 

W.32 

DA r- f 

• V a 



Total Disbursements for the Month 



722. 1/6 



SUBJECTS ORDER CHAPTER 1R296 

Report So. 670 was presented listing 112 bids for purchase cf 
land under Chapter 18296, and Broward County Deed tie. luii- - 
Corrective-Supplemental in favor cf Then** C. Moor* issued to 
correct part of the description in the criminal deed. 

Motion was made, seconded an